TITLE

Fungal nail infection: diagnosis and management

AUTHOR(S)
Eisman, Samantha; Sinclair, Rodney
PUB. DATE
March 2014
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal;3/29/2014, Vol. 348 Issue 7951, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses onychomycosis or fungal infections of nail. It suggests 2 diagnostic investigation to determine the penetration of the nail plate involving microscopy and culture. Topical treatments include Amorolfine for mild cases of distal and lateral disease of up to 2 affected nails and Ciclopirox applied once daily for 24 weeks on fingernails and 48 weeks on toenails. Oral treatments such as terbinafine and itraconazole are recommended with proximal subungual onychomycosis.
ACCESSION #
95280369

 

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