Onychomycosis by Scytalidium dimidiatum: report of two cases in Santa Catarina, Brazil

Lucíola Nascimento Pontarelli, Jackie Hasse, Caroline do Carmo Galindo, Moema Pfeilsticker Pereira Coelho, Berenice Pagani Nappi, Jairo Ivo-dos-Santos
2005 Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo  
Onychomycoses constitute pathologies frequently seen in dermatological practice worldwide. Usually, they are caused by two groups of pathogenic fungi: dermatophytes and yeasts of the Candida genus. However, in a small fraction of the cases, the etiologic agents comprise nondermatophyte molds, belonging to several genera and species. The objective of this study was to present two cases of onychomycosis associated to the mold Scytalidium dimidiatum in patients residing in two cities of Santa
more » ... ities of Santa Catarina State, Brazil. Aspects of fungal pathogenesis, as well as the epidemiological characteristics and laboratory diagnosis, are discussed.
doi:10.1590/s0036-46652005000600008 pmid:16553326 fatcat:ru2yf3ch5rdvxia3feu2bpqk4q