Nail: Scopularopsis brevicaulis – Shipped April 8, 2019
This challenge was sent as a simulated nail sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Scopulariopsis brevicaulis.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1904-3
- Since onychomycosis is a relatively common occurrence it is important to be certain of the identification of the causal fungal agent.
- Confirmed diagnosis of non-dermatophyte molds (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.