Onychomycosis: a review

@article{Gupta2020OnychomycosisAR,
  title={Onychomycosis: a review},
  author={A.K. Gupta and Nadia Stec and Richard C Summerbell and Neil H. Shear and Vincent Piguet and Antonella Tosti and Bianca Maria Piraccini},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology},
  year={2020},
  volume={34}
}
  • A. GuptaN. Stec B. Piraccini
  • Published 1 April 2020
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail, causing discoloration and thickening of the affected nail plate, and is the most common nail infection worldwide. Onychomycosis was initially thought to be predominantly caused by dermatophytes; however, new research has revealed that mixed infections and those caused by non‐dermatophyte moulds (NDMs) are more prevalent than previously thought, especially in warmer climates. Microscopy and fungal culture are the gold standard techniques for… 

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