, Volume 92, Issue 3, pp 149–155 | Cite as

Some cases of onychomycosis from North India in different working environments

  • K. Wadhwani
  • A. K. Srivastava


Three fungi, Alternaria humicola, A. pluriseptata and Aspergillus niger are being reported as new probable etiologic filamentous fungi, causing onychomycosis. The morphology and physiology of these fungi is discussed.


India Aspergillus Aspergillus Niger Filamentous Fungus Humicola 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Alecrim, I. C. Da & A. F. Vital, 1955. O Aspergillus sydowi (Bain and Sart.). Thom and Church numa lesae ungueal. Ana is fae-med. Univ. Recife 15: 229–240.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Alterans, Isac & Saryt Ety, 1979. Prevalence of pathogenic fungi in the toe webs and toe nails of diabetic patients. Mycopathologia 63: 157–159.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Austwick, P. K. C., 1965. Pathogenicity. In: K. B. Raper & D. I. Fennell (eds), The genus Aspergillus. Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore, USA, pp. 82–126.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Basu, S. N. & S. N. Ghose, 1960. The production of cellulose by fungi on mixed cellulosic substrates. Can. J. Microbiol. 6: 265–282.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Bilgrami, K., S. Jamaluddin & M. A. Rizvi, 1979. Fungi of India, Part I, List and references. Today and Tomorrow's, Printers and Publishers, New Delhi, India, 467 pp.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Domsch, K. H., W. Gams & T. H. Anderson, 1980. Compendium of soil fungi, Vol. I and II. Academic Press.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Edgington, L. V., K. L. Khew & G. L. Barron, 1971. Fugitoxic spectrum of benzimidazole compounds. Phytopathologia 61: 42–44.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Eisert, J., 1965. Diabetes and diseases of the skin. Med. Clin. J. North Am. 49: 621–625.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Ellis, M. B., 1976. More dematiaceous hyphomycetes. Commonwealth Mycological Institute, Kew, Surrey, England, 507 pp.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Eyre, J. C., 1932. Cultural studies on the Aspergillus with special reference to lipase production of strains isolated from stored copra and cacao. Ann. Appl. Biol. 19: 351–369.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Fusaro, R. M. & E. C. Goetz, 1971. Common cutaneous manifestations and problems of diabetes mellitus. Post Grad. Med. 49: 84–87.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Hamilton, I. R. & R. A. Johnston, 1961. Studies on cucumber softening under commercial salt-stock conditions in Ontario; 2 — pectolytic microorganisms isolated. Appl. Microbiol. 9: 128–134.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Koh, W. Y., A. F. Santoro & R. A. Messing, 1958. Keratinalytic enzymes from Aspergillus flavus and A. niger. Bacteriol. Proc. 58: 18.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Mcginnis, M. R., M. G. Rinaldi, Carlyn Halde & A. E. Hilger, 1975. Mycotic flora of the interdigital species of the human foot: a preliminary investigation. Mycopathologia 55: 47–52.Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Moubasher, A. H. & M. B. Mazen, 1971. Selective effects of three fumigants on Egyptian soil fungi. Trans. Bo. Mycol. Soc. 57: 447–454.Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Ogundero, U. M., 1980. Lipase activities of thermophilic fungi from mouldy groundnuts in Nigeria. Mycologia 72: 118–126.Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Otakara, A., 1961. Studies on the chitinolytic enzymes of black-Kojimold III liquefying activity and saccharifying activity of the chitinase preparation. Agro. Biol. Chem. (Tokyo) 25: 494–499.Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Otakara, A., 1962. The chitinolytic enzyme and blackkoji mould. IV. Action of the liquefying chitinase on glycolchitin Agro. Biol. Chem. (Tokyo) 26: 30–35.Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Ramakrishnan, C. V. & B. N. Banerji, 1951a. Studies on mould lipase. II. Investigations on the suitability of the cake medium to grow the lipolytic moulds. Enzymalogia 15: 98–102.Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    Ramakrishnan, C. V. & B. N. Banerji, 1951b. Studies on lipase comparative study of lipases obtained from moulds on ground nut. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 8: 216–218.Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    Raper, K. B. & D. I. Fennell, 1965. The genus Aspergillus. Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore, USA, 686 pp.Google Scholar
  22. 22.
    Reese, E. T., 1956. A microbiological progress report — enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose. Appl. Microbiol. 4: 39–45.Google Scholar
  23. 23.
    Reese, E. T. & M. H. Downing, 1951. Activity of the Aspergilli on cellulose, cellulose derivatives and wool. Mycologia 43: 16–28.Google Scholar
  24. 24.
    Rhodes, E. L., 1968. Dermatological problems in the diabetic patients. Geriatric 93: 132–136.Google Scholar
  25. 25.
    Rippon, J. W., 1982. Medical mycology. The pathogenic fungi and pathogenic actinomycetes, 2nd ed. W. B. Saunders Co. Philadelphia, London, 842 pp.Google Scholar
  26. 26.
    Subrahmanian, C. V., 1977. Hyphomycetes. ICAR New Delhi (India) publication, 930 pp.Google Scholar
  27. 27.
    Tardieus, P., M. Perea-Dallos, J. Falcou & Y. Hervecottu, 1972. Preliminary study on the effect of gamma irradiation on a fungal population. Agrochimica 16: 83–98.Google Scholar
  28. 28.
    Wadhwani, K. & A. K. Srivastava, 1984. Fungi from otitis media of agriculture field workers. Mycopathologia (in press).Google Scholar
  29. 29.
    Walshe, M. M. & N. P. English, 1966. Fungi and nails. Brit. J. Dermatol. 78: 198–207.Google Scholar
  30. 30.
    White, W. L., R. T. Darby, G. M. Stechert & K. Sanderson, 1948. Assay of cellulolytic activity of molds isolated from fabrics and related items exposed in the tropics. Mycologia 40: 34–84.Google Scholar
  31. 31.
    Zaias, N., 1972. Onychomycosis. Arch. Derm. 105: 263–274.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Wadhwani
    • 1
  • A. K. Srivastava
    • 1
  1. 1.Mycology Laboratory, Department of BotanyLucknow UniversityLucknow 226007, North India

Personalised recommendations