Onychomycosis and its treatment

Antonella Tosti, Robert Baran, Rodney P.R. Dawber, Eckart Haneke

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Distal lateral subungual onychomycosis (DLSO) is the most common type of onychomycosis (Figures 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.7-8.9). Responsible Table 8.1 Causes of onychomycosis Type of organism Prevalence (%) Dermatophytes 83 Non-dermatophytic moulds 15 (approx.) Yeasts < 1 frequently Trichophyton rubrum), moulds (Scytalidium spp., Scopulariopsis spp., Fusarium spp., Acremonium spp., Onychocola canadensis) and yeasts (Candida spp.). The skin of the palms and soles is frequently involved, especially in dermatophytic infections with plantar scaling (Figure 8.2). Tinea cruris is common in patients with onychomycosis due to T. rubrum and Epidermophyton floccosum (see Figure 8.7).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Text Atlas of Nail Disorders
Subtitle of host publicationTechniques in Investigation and Diagnosis
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781482207286
ISBN (Print)9781841840963
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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