Acquired nail beading in patients receiving itraconazole--an indicator of faster nail growth? A study using optical profilometry.

@article{Doncker1994AcquiredNB,
  title={Acquired nail beading in patients receiving itraconazole--an indicator of faster nail growth? A study using optical profilometry.},
  author={Philippe De Doncker and G{\'e}rald E. Pi{\'e}rard},
  journal={Clinical and experimental dermatology},
  year={1994},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={404-6}
}
Nail surfaces of toe-nail fragments were analysed by optical profilometry in patients treated with two different dosages of itraconazole: 200 mg continuous dosing for 12 weeks, or a pulse-dose regimen of 1 week per month of 400 mg itraconazole daily for 3-4 months. The use of the latter regimen seemed clinically to increase nail growth, which was accompanied in several patients by the occurrence of nail surface irregularities. This aspect was studied by computerized optical profilometry. Nail… CONTINUE READING