Onychomycosis

Authors

  • Simhavalli Godavarthi Avanthi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tagarapuvalasa, Andhrapradesh
  • Bammidi Tushara Avanthi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tagarapuvalasa, Andhrapradesh
  • Sri Hari Krishna Indurthi East Point College of Pharmacy, Avalahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Reddy Dhishitha East Point College of Pharmacy, Avalahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka

Keywords:

Onychoscopy, onychomycosis, nail invasion, antifungal lacquers

Abstract

Onychomycosis is the most common nail disorder. It is caused by variety of organisms mainly by dermatophytes. This fungal infection of nails leads to discolouration, thickening and separation from the nail bed. The clinical suspect of onychomycosis must be confirmed by mycology. Onychoscopy is the new technique that help physician in diagnosis of onychomycosis. Its treatment depends upon the modality of nail invasion, fungus species and the number of affected nails. Oral treatments are often combined by drug interactions, while topical antifungal lacquers have less efficacy. A combination of both oral and systemic treatment is the best choice.

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2020-12-31
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Simhavalli Godavarthi, Bammidi Tushara, Sri Hari Krishna Indurthi, and Reddy Dhishitha. “Onychomycosis”. International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Analysis, vol. 8, no. 12, Dec. 2020, pp. 1-5, https://ijpda.com/index.php/journal/article/view/445.

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