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Descriptive study of onychomycosis in a hospital in São Paulo

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Title
Descriptive study of onychomycosis in a hospital in São Paulo
Published in
Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, June 2015
DOI 10.1590/s1517-838246220130541
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Clarissa Santos de Carvalho Ribeiro, Clarisse Zaitz, Valéria Maria de Souza Framil, Thaíssa Santos de Carvalho Ottoboni, Melissa Santos de Carvalho Tonoli, Renata Pinto Ribeiro

Abstract

Onychomychosis, a nail fungus infection is the most frequent nail ailment, constituting about half of all nail disorders. It can be caused by dermatophytes, non-dermatophytes, yeasts and Prothoteca spp. Methods include 5407 samples of patients with suspected onychomycosis, studied from January 2002 to December 2006, by direct mycological examination and fungi culture. The diagnosis of onychomycosis was confirmed in samples from 3822 direct mycological and/or culture positive. The diagnosis was established by culture for fungi. Among the 1.428 identified agents, the dermatophytes were responsible for 68.6% (N = 980) of cases, followed by yeasts with 27.6% (N = 394), non-dermatophytes fungi with 2.2% (N = 31), Prothoteca spp with 0.1% (N = 2), and associations with 1.5% (N = 22). Females were more affected, with 66% (N = 2527) of cases, and the most affected age group ranged from 31 to 60 years of age (median 47 years). Fungal microbiota is often changed in the world, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and is affected by several environmental factors. Thus, the periodic review of the composition of this microbiota is important to evaluate the epidemiology and thus proportion a better therapeutic response.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 43 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 21%
Student > Bachelor 6 14%
Student > Postgraduate 5 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Other 3 7%
Other 9 21%
Unknown 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 33%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 7 16%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 9%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 6 14%

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