Collection of fungi samples from nails: comparative study of curettage and drilling techniques.

@article{Shemer2008CollectionOF,
  title={Collection of fungi samples from nails: comparative study of curettage and drilling techniques.},
  author={Avner Shemer and Henri Trau and Batya B Davidovici and Marcelo H Grunwald and Boaz Amichai},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={182-5}
}
BACKGROUND Onychomycosis is a common problem. Obtaining a positive laboratory test before treatment is important in clinical practice because the treatment of onychomycosis requires expensive oral antifungal therapy with potentially serious side-effects. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare curettage and subungual drilling techniques of nail sampling in the diagnosis of onychomycosis. METHODS We evaluated 194 patients suffering from distal and lateral subungual onychomycosis… CONTINUE READING
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