TITLE

Clues Differentiate Toenail Onychomycosis from Look-alikes

PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
Travel Medicine Advisor;Aug2007, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the difference of toenail onychomycosis (ONYC) with a variety of other disorders that may mimic ONYC. Disorders which present like onychomysosis include psoriasis, lichen planus, and post-traumatic dystrophy. Initiation of pharmacotherapy should wait until there is a confirmation of the presence of a fungal culture or KOH examination. Repeat testing is recommended for cases that are negative for fungi but have positive correlation factors.
ACCESSION #
26267112

 

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