Onychomycosis - a small step for quality of care.


Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail unit, representing the most common nail disorder and accounting for 50% all nail diseases. Unfortunately, many patients are mismanaged, as physicians routinely treat onychomycosis empirically, falsely believing that they can make the diagnosis based on history and clinical inspection alone. We propose and provide evidence for why the diagnosis of onychomycosis should be confirmed by objective methods in each patient before initiating treatment.

DOI: 10.1185/03007995.2016.1147026

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@article{Lipner2016OnychomycosisA, title={Onychomycosis - a small step for quality of care.}, author={Shari R Lipner and Richard K. Scher}, journal={Current medical research and opinion}, year={2016}, volume={32 5}, pages={865-7} }