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Table 1 The frequency of isolated fungi toenail scraping cultures

From: The prevalance, epidemiology and risk factors for onychomycosis in hemodialysis patients

Isolated fungi Number of cultures Type of fungi Positive cultures (%) KOH (+) patients (%) Patients with DNC (%)
T. rubrum 10 (9.2%) D 51.7 34.5 13.2
T. mentagrophytes 2 (1.8%) D 13.3 6.9 2.6
Epidermophyton floccosum 1 (0.9%) D 6.6 3.4 1.3
Aspergillus niger 1 (0.9%) ND 6.6 3.4 1.3
Pichia etchellsii/carsonii 1 (0.9%) ND 6.6 3.4 1.3
Contamination 3 (2.8%) - - 10.3 3.9
Negative 58 (53.2%) - - - 76.3
  1. T, Trichophyton; D, Dermatophyte; ND, Non-dermatophyte; KOH, potassium hydroxide; DNC, Dystrophic nail changes.