The epidemiology of onychomycosis: possible role of smoking and peripheral arterial disease.

@article{Gupta2000TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of onychomycosis: possible role of smoking and peripheral arterial disease.},
  author={Aditya K Gupta and Madhulika A. Gupta and Richard C. Summerbell and Elizabeth A. Cooper and Nellie Konnikov and Douglas Albreski and Paul Macdonald and Katherine A. Harris},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2000},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={466-9}
}
BACKGROUND Onychomycosis is a relatively common condition the aetiology of which appears to be multifactorial, with both genetic and acquired factors being responsible. In our clinical practice we have observed that smokers and individuals with peripheral arterial disease may have an increased prevalence of onychomycosis compared to normal individuals. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients attending a vascular clinic in a hospital were asked about a history of smoking and peripheral arterial disease… CONTINUE READING

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