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Fusarium Oxysporum Infection of the Nail: Report of Cases

Fusarium Oxysporum Infection of the Nail: Report of Cases Abstract In the following two cases which clinically were diagnosed as fungus infection of the nail, Fusarium oxysporum was isolated. Both cases were of long standing and the use of a wide range of fungicides, and even removal of the nail in one case had been ineffective. In the following study results of sensitivity tests of F. oxysporum to various fungicides lead to cure in both cases. Report of Cases A 48-year-old white housewife, whose hobby was gardening, was seen in March, 1956, for a recurrent infection of the right thumbnail of five years' duration (Fig. 1). During this time her family physician had used a wide range of fungicides and had removed the nail twice. The entire nail plate was thin and flexible and undermined at the distal third, the nail bed being thickened and covered by dirty debris. Proximal to the undermined part, there was a half-moon-shaped, sharply References 1. Gram-negative bacilli, notably Pseudomonas aeruginosa, were cultured in 26.4% of 87 cases of suspected onychomycosis, occurring alone or associated with fungi. 2. Wollenweber, H. W., and Reinking, O. A.: Die Fusarien, ihre Beschreibung, Schädwirkung und Bekämpfug , Berlin, Paul Parey, 1935. 3. Harshberger, J. W.: Mycology and Plant Pathology , New York, The Blakiston Company (division of McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.), 1917, pp. 266-269. 4. Powell, H. M., and Jamieson, W. A.: On Merthiolate and Fungi Associated with Ringworm , Proc. Indiana Acad. Sc. 43:65-70, 1934. 5. Piercy, W. H.: Simple Treatment of Fungus of Nails , Northwest Med. 55:1082, 1956. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Fusarium Oxysporum Infection of the Nail: Report of Cases

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1959 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-5359
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10.1001/archderm.1959.01560180079019
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Abstract

Abstract In the following two cases which clinically were diagnosed as fungus infection of the nail, Fusarium oxysporum was isolated. Both cases were of long standing and the use of a wide range of fungicides, and even removal of the nail in one case had been ineffective. In the following study results of sensitivity tests of F. oxysporum to various fungicides lead to cure in both cases. Report of Cases A 48-year-old white housewife, whose hobby was gardening, was seen in March, 1956, for a recurrent infection of the right thumbnail of five years' duration (Fig. 1). During this time her family physician had used a wide range of fungicides and had removed the nail twice. The entire nail plate was thin and flexible and undermined at the distal third, the nail bed being thickened and covered by dirty debris. Proximal to the undermined part, there was a half-moon-shaped, sharply References 1. Gram-negative bacilli, notably Pseudomonas aeruginosa, were cultured in 26.4% of 87 cases of suspected onychomycosis, occurring alone or associated with fungi. 2. Wollenweber, H. W., and Reinking, O. A.: Die Fusarien, ihre Beschreibung, Schädwirkung und Bekämpfug , Berlin, Paul Parey, 1935. 3. Harshberger, J. W.: Mycology and Plant Pathology , New York, The Blakiston Company (division of McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.), 1917, pp. 266-269. 4. Powell, H. M., and Jamieson, W. A.: On Merthiolate and Fungi Associated with Ringworm , Proc. Indiana Acad. Sc. 43:65-70, 1934. 5. Piercy, W. H.: Simple Treatment of Fungus of Nails , Northwest Med. 55:1082, 1956.

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A.M.A. Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1959

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