Onychomycosis: A Review
AbstractOnychomycosis is the most common nail infective disorder. It is caused mainly by anthropophilic dermatophytes, in particular by Trichophyton rubrum and T. mentagrophytes var. interdigitale. Yeasts, like Candida albicans and C. parapsilosis, and molds, like Aspergillus spp., represent the second cause of onychomycosis. The clinical suspect of onychomycosis should be confirmed my mycology. Onychoscopy is a new method that can help the physician, as in onychomycosis, it shows a typical fringed proximal margin. Treatment is chosen depending on the modality of nail invasion, fungus species and the number of affected nails. Oral treatments are often limited by drug interactions, while topical antifungal lacquers have less efficacy. A combination of both oral and systemic treatment is often the best choice. View Full-Text
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Piraccini, B.M.; Alessandrini, A. Onychomycosis: A Review. J. Fungi 2015, 1, 30-43.
Piraccini BM, Alessandrini A. Onychomycosis: A Review. Journal of Fungi. 2015; 1(1):30-43.Chicago/Turabian Style
Piraccini, Bianca M.; Alessandrini, Aurora. 2015. "Onychomycosis: A Review." J. Fungi 1, no. 1: 30-43.