Research Paper | Medicine | Indonesia | Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022
Onychomycosis Caused by Aspergillus niger: A Case Report of An Unusual Etiological Agent
Abstract: Onychomycosis is a common fungal disease caused by dermatophytes, yeasts, and non-dermatophyte molds. Aspergillus species are rare and emerging as the etiological agent for toenail onychomycosis. We present a case of a 54-year-old male patient in a stage V chronic kidney disease due to diabetic nephropathy undergoing twice-weekly hemodialysis. The patient showed discoloration of the proximal portion of the left big toenail with subungual hyperkeratosis. Direct microscopy revealed a conidial head with a rather broad long septum and irregular hypha. Based on the growth of modified Saboraud dextrose agar, we concluded the diagnosis of onychomycosis caused by Aspergillus niger. After a 6-week pulse dose treatment and topical antifungal, the disease yielded an improvement.
Keywords: Aspergillus niger; aspergillus; fungal infection; non-dermatophyte molds; onychomycosis
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022,
Pages: 769 - 772
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Paulus Mario Christopher, Ketut Kwartantaya Winaya, "Onychomycosis Caused by Aspergillus niger: A Case Report of An Unusual Etiological Agent", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR22113132743, Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022, 769 - 772, #ijsrnet
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