Clinical: The Basics - Diagnosis and treatment of cases of onychomycosis

Arora, Krishan
December 2005
GP: General Practitioner;12/2/2005, p62
The article reports that although onychomycosis has a prevalence of about 3 percent in Great Britain, it is often ignored as a trivial dermatological condition and tends to be under-treated and under-diagnosed. Almost all cases are caused by dermatophytes. Studies show that onychomycosis can have a significant effect on the well-being and quality of life of affected patients. Patients often present with disfiguration of the nail plate, which is often thickened.


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