The frequency, antifungal susceptibility and enzymatic profiles of Candida species in cases of onychomycosis infection

Sav H., Baris A., Turan D., Altinbas R., Sen S.

MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS, vol.116, pp.257-262, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 116
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.micpath.2018.01.036
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.257-262
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Although the frequency of candidal onychomycosis is increasing daily, there is little information in literature about the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and antifungal susceptibility of this dermatological disease. This study aimed to provide information about the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and azole susceptibility of Candida species isolated from patients living in a region with continental climate. After identification of the isolated strains using conventional methods, proteinase and phospholipase activities were determined by a plate method and biofilm-forming ability was determined using the microplate method. Susceptibility of the same species to fluconazole (FLU), voriconazole (VRC), miconazole (MNZ), itraconazole (ITZ), and ketoconazole (KTZ) were determined by microdilution method.