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Vol. 213, No. 2, 2006
Issue release date: August 2006
Section title: Evidence-Based Case Report
Dermatology 2006;213:169–172
(DOI:10.1159/000093862)

Spores, Sporodochia and Fomites in Onychomycosis

Piérard G.E.
Department of Dermatopathology, University Hospital of Liège, Liège, Belgium

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Abstract of Evidence-Based Case Report

Received: 9/2/2005
Accepted: 3/10/2006
Published online: 8/28/2006
Issue release date: August 2006

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM

Abstract

Onychomycosis is a frequent infection. Contagion rarely depends on direct contamination, but rather on environmental propagule dispersion including the intervention of fomites. The potential release of fungal cells in the environment from the affected nails has not been thoroughly studied. Observations made by histomycology suggest that arthroconidia and chlamydoconidia issued from invading fungi can be involved. In addition, the sporodochium, which is an exophytic fungal ball, may be attached underneath the distal free edge of some onychomycoses. It might represent an important source of fungal propagules in patients with poor nail trimming.

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Author Contacts

Prof. G.E. Piérard, MD, PhD
Department of Dermatopathology
CHU Sart-Tilman
BE–4031 Liège (Belgium)
Tel. +32 4366 2408, Fax +32 4366 2976, E-Mail gerald.pierard@ulg.ac.be

  

Article Information

Received: September 2, 2005
Accepted after revision: March 10, 2006
Number of Print Pages : 4
Number of Figures : 4, Number of Tables : 1, Number of References : 20

  

Publication Details

Dermatology

Vol. 213, No. 2, Year 2006 (Cover Date: August 2006)

Journal Editor: Saurat, J.-H. (Geneva)
ISSN: 1018–8665 (print), 1421–9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Evidence-Based Case Report

Received: 9/2/2005
Accepted: 3/10/2006
Published online: 8/28/2006
Issue release date: August 2006

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM


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