Onychomatricoma masquerading as candidal onychomycosis and paronychia.

Durmaz E. , Sezer E. , Cetin E. D. , Sahin S.

Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC, vol.21, no.3, pp.198-201, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC
  • Page Numbers: pp.198-201


Onychomatricoma is a benign slow-growing fibroepithelial tumor arising from the nail matrix. The tumor was described as a new entity almost two decades ago. Although the clinical appearance is typical, most cases are probably misdiagnosed by physicians because of unfamiliarity with the condition. Herein we describe a case of onychomatricoma masquerading as candidal onychomycosis and paronychia and treated erroneously as such.