Case for Diagnosis

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.

Mycosis; Nail diseases; Onychomycosis


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