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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 223-225

Onychomycosis In Coastal Karnataka

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Onychomycosis is a frequent cause of nail disease. It is caused by various species of dermatophytes, candida and moulds. The relative incidence of onychomycosis varies from place to place. We studied 100 patients with nail infection at coastal Karnataka, where moisture and warmth enhance the infection. The infected nail plate was nipped and cultured. The aetiologic agent was identified by standard methods. A fungus could be isolated in 43 percent of cases, out of which dermatophytes accounted for 18 percent, candida 16 percent, other 9 percent and mixed infection in 4 percent. The treatment of these infections includes the removal of promoting factors, elimination of the infested keratin and the local or general use of antimycotics.


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2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
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