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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 314-316

A rare case of onychomycosis caused by Emericella quadrilineata (Aspergillus tetrazonus)


1 Department of Microbiology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Center of Advance Research in Medical Mycology, WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research of Fungi of Medical Importance, National Culture Collection of Pathogenic Fungi, Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
M R Capoor
Department of Microbiology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.153561

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Onychomycosis is a common chronic nail disorder where dermatophytes are the predominant pathogens. However, non-dermatophytic moulds like Aspergillus can also be implicated as the causative agents. Herein, we report a rare case of onychomycosis due to Emericella quadrilineata ( Aspergillus tetrazonus) in an apparently immunocompetent host.






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