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

  • Lucíola Nascimento Pontarelli UFSC; Hospital Universitário; Serviço de Dermatologia
  • Jackie Hasse UFSC; Hospital Universitário; Serviço de Dermatologia
  • Caroline do Carmo Galindo UFSC; Hospital Universitário; Serviço de Dermatologia
  • Moema Pfeilsticker Pereira Coelho UFSC; Centro de Ciências da saúde; Departamento de Análises Clínicas
  • Berenice Pagani Nappi UFSC; Centro de Ciências da saúde; Departamento de Análises Clínicas
  • Jairo Ivo-dos-Santos UFSC; Centro de Ciências da saúde; Departamento de Análises Clínicas
Keywords: Onychomycosis, Scytalidium dimidiatum, Nondermatophyte

Abstract

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 Catarina State, Brazil. Aspects of fungal pathogenesis, as well as the epidemiological characteristics and laboratory diagnosis, are discussed.

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Published
2005-12-01
How to Cite
Pontarelli, L., Hasse, J., Galindo, C., Coelho, M., Nappi, B., & Ivo-dos-Santos, J. (2005). Onychomycosis by Scytalidium dimidiatum: report of two cases in Santa Catarina, Brazil . Revista Do Instituto De Medicina Tropical De São Paulo, 47(6), 351-353. Retrieved from https://www.revistas.usp.br/rimtsp/article/view/30954
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Case Report