Korean J Med Mycol.  2019 Dec;24(4):96-99. 10.17966/JMI.2019.24.4.96.

Onychomycosis Coinfected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Report of Four Cases

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang, Korea. dermakkh@naver.com

Abstract

Patients presenting with green nail syndrome often show coinfection with fungus. A delay in the accurate diagnosis of coinfection may warrant longer treatment duration. Four patients with green nail syndrome coinfected with fungus were reviewed retrospectively. Fungal culture, cultivating Candida parapsilosis and Candida albicans, was performed in two patients' samples. The mean time of the initiation of treatment for onychomycosis after the first visit was 5.75 weeks. If green nail syndrome is suspected, screening for fungal coinfections and precise management are necessary.

Keyword

Coinfection; Green nail syndrome; Onychomycosis; Pseudomonas aeruginosa

MeSH Terms

Candida
Candida albicans
Coinfection
Diagnosis
Fungi
Humans
Mass Screening
Onychomycosis*
Pseudomonas aeruginosa*
Pseudomonas*
Retrospective Studies
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