Monascus ruber: A Rare Cause of OnychomycosisDabet Rynga1,2, Malini R Capoor1*, Swati Varshney1 and Ramesh V1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Malini R Capoor
Professor, Department of Microbiology
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital
New Delhi -110029, India
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.