Prevalence of Candida ciferrii in elderly patients with trophic disorders of the legs36658

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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In order to define the prevalence of Candida ciferrii in onychomycosis, the fungal biota associated with toe nail onyxis was examined in 50 elderly patients with trophic disorders of the legs and in 220 patients without clinical evidence of trophic disorders. Candida ciferrii was more frequent in the first group of patients since it was recovered from 24% of these patients, whereas its prevalence was only 1.4% in the control group. Moreover, the positivity of the direct examination of toe nail scrapings, the absence of any other associated pathogens, and the repeated isolation of this yeast…

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