Thursday, 3 November 2011

Newsbite: The First Case of Onychomycosis due to Aspergillus nomius

Onychomycosis (infection of the nails) accounts for more than 50% of nail disorders and is commonly caused by the fungi Aspergillus flavus, A. terreus, A. niger, A. fumigatus and A. nidulans. Also commonly caused by the fungi Fusarium, Acremonium and Scopulariopsis, but never before recorded as an infection of the Aspergillus species nomius.
There were 48 species of Aspergillus recorded as being pathogenic out of over 700 recorded species names, this latest find increases that number to 49. more...

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