1604-3

Toe Nail: Scopulariopsis brevicaulis Shipped April 11, 2016

HISTORY

This challenge was sent as a simulated toe nail sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Scopulariopsis brevicaulis.

 

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1604-3

  • 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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