Nail: Epidermophyton floccosum – Shipped September 2012
This sample was sent as a simulated nail sample.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1209-2
- Risk factors for onychomycosis include humidity, occlusive footwear, repeated nail trauma, and concurrent disease in the affected area. In most patients onychomycosis is preceded by a long persisting interdigital mycosis.
- Humans are the primary host of Epidermophyton floccosum, the only species of the genus known to be pathogenic.