Skin Diseases

Skin Diseases

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Nail Fungal Infection

Fungal infection of the nails is known as "onychomycosis".

It is increasingly common with increased age. It rarely affects children.

Tinea unguium may affect one or more toenails and/or fingernails and most often involves the great toenail or the little toenail.

It can present in one or several different patterns:

Lateral onychomycosis, presenting with a white or yellow opaque streak at one side of the nail;

Subungual hyperkeratosis, presenting with scaling under the nail;

Superficial white onychomycosis, presenting with flakey white patches and pits appear on the top of the nail plate;

and proximal onychomycosis, presenting with Yellow spots in the half-moon.

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