Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 49, Issue 5, pp 591–595 | Cite as

Occurrence ofCandida strains in cases of paronychia

  • E. Dorko
  • J. Jautová
  • E. Pilipčinec
  • L’. Tkáčiková


A total of 43 patients, 11 males and 32 females, with paronychia of the fingernails were examined for the presence ofCandida spp. The yeast species isolated were identified using standard laboratory methods, including germ-tube production, morphology on rice agar with Tween 80, and mainly fermentation and assimilation of saccharides. In the male group, twoCandida species were detected:C. albicans as the dominant species in 9 patients andC. parapsilosis in 2 cases. Similarly,C. albicans was the prevalent species also in females (n = 17); otherCandida species detected wereC. parapsilosis (n = 7),C. tropicalis (5) andC. krusei (3). In addition to the genusCandida, the following anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms were isolated from patients of both groups:Fusobacterium spp.,Bacteroides spp.,Staphylococcus aureus, α-hemolytic streptococci, group A β-hemolytic streptococci,Klebsiella pneumoniae, Neisseria spp. andPseudomonas aeruginosa.


Candida Species Nail Plate Paronychia Hemolytic Streptococcus Skin Irritant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Dorko
    • 1
  • J. Jautová
    • 2
  • E. Pilipčinec
    • 3
  • L’. Tkáčiková
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyŠafárik UniversityKošiceSlovakia
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology, Faculty of MedicineŠafárik UniversityKošiceSlovakia
  3. 3.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of Veterinary MedicineKošiceSlovakia

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