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Table 1 Types of fungi cultured from podiatrists and controls

From: Contaminants in human nail dust: an occupational hazard in podiatry?

Type of fungus Podiatrists N = 50 % Controls N = 45 %
Aspergillus fumigatus 22 44 4 9
Aspergillus versicolor 0 0 3 7
Penicillium spp 13 26 10 22
Unidentified yeast 3 6 20 44
Scytilidium spp 1 2 0 0
Unidentified dematiaceous fungus 17 34 15 33
Bacillus 1 2 0 0
Alternaria 1 2 0 0
Phaeoannellomyces werneckii 1 2 8 17
Staphylococcus aureus 1 2 0 0
Microsporum ferrugineum 1 2 0 0
Hyaline hyphomycetes 1 2 4 9
Unidentified 3 6 7 15