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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 77  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 625-

Trichophyton rubrum onychomycosis in an 8-week-old infant


1 Department of Dermatology, Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Vinod K Khurana
Department of Dermatology and STI, Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi 110 007
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.84069

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An 8-week-old infant presented with 7 weeks history of nail involvement and discoloration. Lesions started over the middle fingernail of right hand at 1 week of age, spreading over to other nails within 2 weeks. Only two nails of the feet were spared. On KOH examination, fungal hyphae were seen and culture showed growth of Trichophyton rubrum. The purpose is to report the earliest case of onychomycosis having multiple nail involvement of fingers and toes (18 nails).






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