What is the Best Diagnostic Test for Onychomycosis?

January 2007
Primary Care Reports;Jan2007, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
The article discusses research being done on diagnostic test for onychomycosis (ONYC). It references a study by K. K. Lilly et al, published in the 2006 issue of "Journal of American Academic Dermatology." Researchers compared different diagnostic tests using toenail tissue from several patients with ONYC. The diagnostic tests include periodic acid-Schiff staining and two culture methods: dermatophyte test medium and Mycobiotic and Inhibitory Mold Agar.


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