Candida onychomycosis in HIV infection

Antonella Tosti, Bianca Maria Piraccini, Sandra Lorenzi, Antonietta D'Antuono

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Abstract

Primary nail invasion by Candida is uncommon and almost exclusively seen in patients with an impaired immune function. The appearance of Candida onychomycosis in an adult who is not under immunosuppressive treatment always requires a laboratory evaluation of the immunologic function including HIV assays. We report 2 cases of distal subungual onychomycosis due to Candida sp. in HIV. In one of our patients, the diagnosis of Candida onychomycosis preceded the diagnosis of advanced HIV infection. In both of our patients treatment with systemic antifungals produced complete cure of Candida onychomycosis and the 1 year follow-up did not reveal any relapse of the onychomycosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-174
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Volume8
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 25 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Antifungals
  • Candida sp.
  • Fluconazole
  • Immunosuppression
  • Itraconazole
  • Nails
  • Onychomycosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Tosti, A., Piraccini, B. M., Lorenzi, S., & D'Antuono, A. (1998). Candida onychomycosis in HIV infection. European Journal of Dermatology, 8(3), 173-174.