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WSO

Introduction: WSO

Description of WSO

WSO (medical condition): A fungal infection of the nail which starts on the...more »

See also:

White superficial Onychomycosis:
  »Introduction: White superficial Onychomycosis
  »Symptoms of White superficial Onychomycosis
  »Causes of White superficial Onychomycosis
  »Treatments for White superficial Onychomycosis

WSO as a Disease

WSO: Another name for White superficial Onychomycosis (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: White superficial Onychomycosis
  »Symptoms of White superficial Onychomycosis
  »Causes of White superficial Onychomycosis
  »Treatments for White superficial Onychomycosis

WSO: Related Diseases

WSO: WSO is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of WSO

Some of the causes of WSO are included in the list below:

  • Predisposing factors include:
  • Increased age
  • Diabetes
  • Suppressed or weakened immune system
  • Poor general health

Symptoms of WSO (White superficial Onychomycosis)

Some of the symptoms of WSO incude:

  • Often asymptomatic
  • White spotty discoloration of nail
  • Crumbling nail
  • Rough nail
  • Thickened nail

Treatments for WSO (White superficial Onychomycosis)

Treatments for WSO (White superficial Onychomycosis) include:

  • The condition is very difficult to treat as the infection is located between the nail and the nail bed and is thus difficult to access. The condition may take months or longer to resolve
  • Systemic antifungal medication - terbinafine, itraconazole
  • Topical antifungal agents - ciclopirox, amorolfine
  • Surgical removal of nail - use of antifungal medications is also required
  • Chemical removal of nail - use of antifungal medications is also required

Treatment of WSO: For more treatment information about WSO, see treatment of White superficial Onychomycosis (WSO)

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