A New Species, Aspergillus Persii, as an Agent of Onychomycosis

Med Mycol. 2010 Jun;48(4):656-60. doi: 10.3109/13693780903420641.


Onychomycosis due to non-dermatophytic fungi is a well-known and increasingly common infection. For the first time ever, we report two cases of onychomycosis caused by Aspergillus persii, a recently described new Aspergillus species. After ten and three years respectively, both patients showed relapsing nail infections, and mycological tests were still positive for A. persii. In vitro antifungal susceptibility tests demonstrated that both strains were only susceptible to itraconazole, voriconazole, posaconazole and terbinafine of the agents tested.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Aspergillosis / drug therapy
  • Aspergillosis / microbiology*
  • Aspergillus / drug effects
  • Aspergillus / isolation & purification*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Itraconazole / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Middle Aged
  • Naphthalenes / therapeutic use
  • Onychomycosis / drug therapy
  • Onychomycosis / microbiology*
  • Terbinafine


  • Antifungal Agents
  • Naphthalenes
  • Itraconazole
  • Terbinafine