A new classification of onychomycosis

R. Baran, R. J. Hay, Antonella Tosti, E. Haneke

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This new classification of onychomycosis is a development of previous schemes and depends on the recognition of different clinical patterns of nail plate involvement associated with fungal infection as well as histopathology. The main types are distal and lateral subungual onychomycosis, superficial onychomycosis, proximal subungual onychomycosis endonyx onychomycosis and total dystrophic onychomycosis. In addition; patients may show different combinations of these patterns. The identification of clinical patterns of disease may be useful in defining differences in clinical behaviour, treatment response and associated disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-571
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 27 1998
Externally publishedYes


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  • Dermatology

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