Indian Dermatology Online Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 171--173

Total dystrophic onychomycosis due to syncephalastrum racemosum – A rare cause and its novel treatment option


Prasenjeet Mohanty, Siddhartha Dash, Liza Mohapatra, Monica Jain 
 Department of Skin and VD, SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Monica Jain
Department of Skin and VD, SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack - 753 007, Odisha
India

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail caused by dermatophytic (99%) and/or non-dermatophytic (1%) (including yeasts) infections of the nailplate. Among the non-dermatophytes, the yeast Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, and other molds like Scopulariopsis spp., Scytalidium spp., Fusarium spp., and Aspergillus spp. may be responsible. Herein, we report a case of total dystrophic onychomycosis in a 41-year-old female, caused by Syncephalastrum racemosum and its complete improvement with a combination of oral pulse itraconazole and 1064 nm Q-switched Nd-YAG laser. This case is being reported due to the rarity of causative organism for onychomycosis and a novel approach in its treatment.


How to cite this article:
Mohanty P, Dash S, Mohapatra L, Jain M. Total dystrophic onychomycosis due to syncephalastrum racemosum – A rare cause and its novel treatment option.Indian Dermatol Online J 2019;10:171-173


How to cite this URL:
Mohanty P, Dash S, Mohapatra L, Jain M. Total dystrophic onychomycosis due to syncephalastrum racemosum – A rare cause and its novel treatment option. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Apr 14 ];10:171-173
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