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Indian Journal of Microbiology Research

Onychomycosis caused by Curvularialunata in an immunocompetent host –A case report

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Author Details : Vijaya D., Vijaya S., Santhya ST., Shakthi.R., Yashaswini. M.K.

Volume : 2, Issue : 4, Year : 2015

Article Page : 249-251

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Introduction:Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of nail caused by dermatophytes, yeasts or non-dermatophyte moulds. Curvularia species is a dematiaceous fungi .We are reporting a case of Onychomycosis caused by Curvularia, for its rarity.

Case report:A 45 year old female, agriculturist by occupation presented with black discolourationofleft thumbnailsince 6 months.KOH preparation of nail clipping showed dark pigmented septate hyphae with 3 to 4 celled conidia with transverse septa. Growth on sabouraud’s dextrose agar yielded Curvularialunata. Same fungi was isolated on repeat culture. The patient was put on pulse therapy with Itraconazole.


Key words:Onychomycosis, Curvularialunata, Itraconazole.

How to cite : Vijaya D., Vijaya S., St. S, Shakthi.r., M.k. Y, Onychomycosis caused by Curvularialunata in an immunocompetent host –A case report. Indian J Microbiol Res 2015;2(4):249-251

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