Causative pathogens in onychomycosis and the possibility of treatment resistance: a review.

  • Ellen G Evans
  • Published 1998 in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology


Onychomycosis is caused primarily by dermatophytes, Candida species, and nondermatophytic molds. Dermatophytes, particularly Trichophyton rubrum, are by far the most common pathogens. There is some question as to whether Candida actually breaks down nail material or only invades the proximal nail bed. Similarly, the clinical significance of molds is unknown… (More)


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