The frequency ofCandida species in onychomycosis


Mycological investigation of 108 nail specimens taken from a total of 41 patients examined over three years included direct microscopy and repeated cultures. A higher incidence of onychomycosis of the fingernails (75%) was observed in women while afflictions of the toenails (71%) prevailed in men. The highest prevalence of onychomycosis was found in patients between 50 and 70 years of age.Candida albicans was the dominant organism causing onychomycosis (prevalence rate 60.9%), followed byC. parapsilosis (19.6%),C. tropicalis (9.8),C. krusei (4.9),C. guilliermondii andC. zeylanoides (2.4% each).

DOI: 10.1007/BF02818679

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@article{Dorko2002TheFO, title={The frequency ofCandida species in onychomycosis}, author={Erik Dorko and Jagienka Jautov{\'a} and L’. Tk{\'a}{\vc}ikov{\'a} and A. Wantrubov{\'a}}, journal={Folia Microbiologica}, year={2002}, volume={47}, pages={727-731} }