, Volume 161, Issue 1, pp 27–31 | Cite as

Fusarium Nail and Skin Infection: A Report of Eight Cases from Natal, Brazil

  • Nicácia Barbosa Calado
  • Francisco SousaJr
  • Nadja Oliveira Gomes
  • Fernando Ramos Cardoso
  • Luis Conrado Zaror
  • Eveline Pipolo Milan


Fusarium spp. are non-dermatophytic hyaline moulds distributed worldwide and recovered from the nature as soil saprophytes and plant pathogens. Human infections are usually precipitated by local or systemic predisposing factors and disseminated infection is associated with impaired immune responses. We report eight cases of cutaneous lesions caused by Fusarium spp. All patients were immunocompetent. Seven cases with presented onychomycosis and one patient with interdigital intertrigo. It is important to alert the medical community about the relevance of the opportunistic fungi, such as Fusarium spp., which have emerged as human infectious agents, emphasizing the importance of correct etiological identification, allowing for appropriate treatment.


dermatomycoses Fusarium onychomycosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicácia Barbosa Calado
    • 1
  • Francisco SousaJr
    • 1
  • Nadja Oliveira Gomes
    • 1
  • Fernando Ramos Cardoso
    • 1
  • Luis Conrado Zaror
    • 1
  • Eveline Pipolo Milan
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de InfectologiaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte – UFRN Rua Cônego MonteBrazil

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