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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 258-259

Onycholysis caused by Candida krusei


Department of Microbiology, BLDEA's Shri BM Patil Medical College, Bijapur - 586 103, Karnataka, India

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S Wavare
Department of Microbiology, BLDEA's Shri BM Patil Medical College, Bijapur - 586 103, Karnataka
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Onycholysis caused by Candida krusei is rare. A 21 years old male patient presented with grayish discolouration and elevation of all fingernails since one year. Patient was refractory to treatment with fluconazole. Potassium hydroxide preparation of subungual debris revealed fungal elements. Growth on Sabouraud dextrose agar was identified by cultural characteristics, morphotyping, microscopy and biochemical tests as Candida krusei. The isolate was resistant to fluconazole and amphotericin-B but susceptible to nystatin and clotrimazole. Patient responded well to clotrimazole and terbinafine.






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2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
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