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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

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Abstract

MIOT, Hélio Amante; GUMIEIRO, Juliana Hammoud; POLI, João Paulo Vasconcelos  and  CAMARGO, Rosangela Maria Pires de. Case for Diagnosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2007, vol.82, n.5, pp. 480-482. ISSN 1806-4841.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962007000500013.

The authors report the case of a young, immunocompetent male, affected by fungal melanonychia in the third toe, caused by Scytalidium dimidiatum. The Diagnostic procedures, the differential diagnosis and adequate treatment are also discussed. The authors remark that a fungal etiology should be considered in the diagnosis of melanonychia.

Keywords : Mycosis; Nail diseases; Onychomycosis.

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