PCR Detection of Scopulariopsis brevicaulis

Milena E. Kordalewska, Anna H. Brillowska-DÄ…browska
Pol J Microbiol
2015; 64 (1):
ICID: 1148777
Article type: Short communication
IC™ Value: 6.00
Abstract provided by Publisher
Scopulariopsis brevicaulis is known as a most common etiological factor of the mould toenail infections. There are also reports indicating that S. brevicaulis could cause organ and disseminated infections. Nowadays microscopic observations from the specimen and culture are crucial for the appropriate recognition of the infection. In this paper a new PCR-based method for S. brevicaulis detection is presented. The specificity of the reaction was confirmed, as positive results were obtained only for tested DNA extracted from S. brevicaulis isolates and no positive results were obtained for DNA from 57 moulds, 65 dermatophytes, 30 yeast-like fungi, and human DNA.

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