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Cases Journal

, 2:70

First Online: 21 January 2009Received: 31 December 2008Accepted: 21 January 2009DOI: 10.1186-1757-1626-2-70

Cite this article as: Arroll, B. & Oakley, A. Cases Journal 2009 2: 70. doi:10.1186-1757-1626-2-70

Abstract

BackgroundThe patient was aged 34 when he consulted a dermatologist in Vancouver BC with onychomycosis affecting the right great toenail.

Case presentationTrichophyton rubrum was cultured from nail clippings. Griseofulvin was taken for 6 months, resulting in clinical and mycological cure. Over the next 27 years there were multiple relapses. Each course of treatment with oral terbinafine for up to 18 months or itraconazole resulted in clinical and mycological cure. A dermatological colleague suggested the reason for relapse was likely to be self re-infection.

ConclusionNo clinical relapse has occurred with once-weekly miconazole cream applied to the toenail and webspaces of the right foot over the last four years.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1757-1626-2-70 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Bruce Arroll - Amanda Oakley

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