Onychomycosis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care


Basics
Description

Chronic fungal infection of fingernails or toenails
Caused mostly by dermatophytes, also yeasts, molds
Toenails more commonly affected than fingernails
System(s) affected: Skin/Exocrine
Synonym(s): Tinea unguium; Ringworm of the nail

Epidemiology
Prevalence

2–8% in general p…

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