Fungal infection of fingernails/toenails
Caused mostly by dermatophytes but also yeasts and nondermatophyte molds
Toenails are more commonly affected than fingernails.
Synonym: tinea un...
Dermatophytes: commonly preceded by dermatophyte infection at another site; 80% involve toenails, especially hallux; simultaneous infection of fingernails and toenails is rare. ...
Avoid factors that promote fungal growth (i.e., heat, moisture, occlusion, tight-fitting shoes).
Treat underlying disease risk factors.
Treat secondary infections.
Topical agents: Slow response is expected; visits ev...
B35.1 Tinea unguium
B37.2 Candidiasis of skin and nail
414941008 onychomycosis (disorder)
403059006 Onychomycosis of toenails (disorder)
403058003 Onychomycosis of fingernails (disorder)
Psoriasis and chronic nail trauma are commonly mistaken for fungal infection.
Diagnosis should be based on both clinical and mycologic laboratory evidence.
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