TITLE

Encounter with an unusual organism in a 3‑year‑old child with onychomycosis!

AUTHOR(S)
Samir, Mukherjee Samipa; Asha, G. S.; Madhu, S. M.; Nataraja, H. V.; Lakshmi, D. V.
PUB. DATE
October 2016
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology;Oct-Dec2016, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p312
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Onychomycosis refers to the nondermatophytic and dermatophytic involvement of nails. Literature suggests its increasing prevalence from the younger to the older age group. In addition to the important clinical consequences that the infection holds, it also acts as a reservoir of infection. We, hereby, report a case of a 3‑year‑old immunocompetent child with single nail onychomycosis due to Aspergillus niger. To the best of our knowledge, this is the youngest reported case of onychomycosis due to A. niger.
ACCESSION #
119128112

 

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