1501-3

Nail: Cladosporium species  – Shipped January 2015

HISTORY

This challenge was sent as a simulated nail sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Cladosporium species.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1501-3

  • Non dermatophyte molds (NDM) rarely cause skin infections but some species have been implicated in nail infection.
  • Confirmed diagnosis of NDM requires more than one laboratory analysis. Consistent isolation of an NDM species from a series of samples increases the likelihood that the organism is a true pathogen.

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