Nail Digital Dermoscopy in Onychomycosis: A Correlation with Clinical Type, Gender, and Culture Examination


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Islamoglu Z. G. K. , Demirbas A. , Unal M., Findik D.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.41, no.3, pp.288-294, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/etd.2019.94210
  • Title of Journal : ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.288-294
  • Keywords: Onychomycosis, dermoscopy, toenails, culture, DIAGNOSIS

Abstract

Objective: Onychomycosis (OM) is a common disease that covers both tinea unguium and those remaining cases caused by yeasts, mainly of the Candida and various non-dermatophyte molds. Diagnosis is usually confirmed with direct microscopy and fungal culture. Nail dermoscopy is a non-invasive tool to diagnose various nail disorders and also to avoid time-consuming investigations. The aim of the present study was to determine the dermoscoping findings in OM and to correlate this with clinical type, gender, and culture results.