Science Journal of Microbiology

April 2013, Volume 2013, ISSN: 2276-626X

Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Short Report


A Case Study of Onychomycosis

Dr. M. Suji Prabha,1, Dr. Anita Suryanarayan2,Latha Jeba Singh3

1Department of Microbiology, Lister Metropolis Laboratory, Chennai - 600 034, India.
2Lister Metropolis Laboratory,Chennai - 600 034, India.
3Lister Metropolis Laboratory, Chennai - 600 034, India.

Accepted 18 March, 2013; Available Online 1 April, 2013

doi: 10.7237/sjmb/270


An 48 year old man presented with 4 months history of nail involvement, prominent discoloration, thickening and hardening of toenails. He has no history of Foot Trauma, Psoriasis, or Eczema of the foot. His family has unsuccessfully used over the counter topical antifungal cream on nails.Multiple toenails are affected and showed onycholysis (separation of the nail plate from the nail bed),thickening of the distal-lateral aspects of the nail.