Reference : Spores, sporodochia and fomites in onychomycosis.
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Dermatology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/6202
Spores, sporodochia and fomites in onychomycosis.
English
Pierard, Gérald mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie >]
2006
Dermatology : International Journal for Clinical & Investigative Dermatology
S. Karger
213
2
169-72
Yes (verified by ORBi)
1018-8665
1421-9832
Basel
Switzerland
[en] Aged ; Diagnosis, Differential ; Fomites/microbiology ; Foot Dermatoses/microbiology/pathology ; Humans ; Male ; Onychomycosis/microbiology/pathology ; Spores, Fungal/isolation & purification
[en] 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.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/6202
10.1159/000093862
Copyright 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel.

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

FileCommentaryVersionSizeAccess
Restricted access
SPORES,SPORODOCHIA*.pdfAuthor postprint8.37 MBRequest copy

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBi are protected by a user license.