Prevalence and epidemiology of toenail onychomycosis in diabetic subjects: a multicentre survey

  title={Prevalence and epidemiology of toenail onychomycosis in diabetic subjects: a multicentre survey},
  author={Gupta and Konnikov and Macdonald and Rich and Rodger and Edmonds and Mcmanus and Summerbell},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
The number of individuals diagnosed with diabetes mellitus is increasing. The diabetic may present with complications involving all systems of the body. While onychomycosis is often observed in diabetics, there have been no large studies on the prevalence of the condition in this patient group. We examined the prevalence of onychomycosis in diabetics attending diabetes and dermatology clinics in London, Ontario, Canada and Boston, MA, U.S.A. Diabetic subjects seen in dermatology offices were… 
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