Isolation of Malassezia furfur from patients with onychomycosis.

  title={Isolation of Malassezia furfur from patients with onychomycosis.},
  author={V. L. Costa Silva and Gabriel A. Moreno and Luis Conrado Zaror and E de-Oliveira and Olga Fischman},
  journal={Journal of medical and veterinary mycology : bi-monthly publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology},
  volume={35 1},
Malassezia furfur (Pityrosporum ovale IP. orbiculare) was found microscopically and by culture in the nails in 14 of 370 patients seen for treatment of onychomycosis in São Paulo, Brazil. The clinical features, predisposing factors and laboratory diagnosis are discussed. 

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