Nail: Cladosporium species – Shipped January 2015
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.