Prevalence and Epidemiology of Onychomycosis

  title={Prevalence and Epidemiology of Onychomycosis},
  author={R. Vender and C. Lynde and Y. Poulin},
  journal={Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery},
  pages={S28 - S33}
  • R. Vender, C. Lynde, Y. Poulin
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
  • The prevalence of onychomycosis has been estimated at approximately 6.48% (95% confidence interval 6.09–6.88%) within the Canadian population. Dermatophytes are the most commonly cultured organisms, appearing in approximately 75 to 91% of nails with fungal involvement, with Trichophyton rubrum and Tricophyton mentagrophytes most commonly isolated. However, Candida spp and nondermatophyte molds are also sometimes cultured. The most common presentation is distal and lateral subungual… CONTINUE READING
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