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Case Report

Monascus ruber: A Rare Cause of Onychomycosis

Dabet Rynga1,2, Malini R Capoor1*, Swati Varshney1 and Ramesh V1

1Department of Microbiology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

2Department of Microbiology, North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

*Corresponding Author:
Malini R Capoor
Professor, Department of Microbiology
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital
New Delhi -110029, India
Tel: +919891459717
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: October 28, 2016; Accepted date: November 21, 2016; Published date: November 30, 2016

Citation: Rynga D, Capoor MR, Varshney S, Ramesh V (2016) Monascus ruber: A Rare Cause of Onychomycosis. J Emerg Infect Dis 1:117. doi: 10.4172/2472-4998.1000117

Copyright: © 2016 Rynga D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


We report a case of onychomycosis from a 71-year old man which was caused by Monascus ruber. The diagnosis was based on culture morphological characteristics on Sabouraud’s Dextrose agar and Malt Extract agar. The patient was successfully treated with oral terbinafine.


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