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Proximal subungual onychomycosis

Proximal subungual onychomycosis: Introduction

Proximal subungual onychomycosis: A fungal infection of the nail which tends to start at the nail fold and affects new nail growth. The infection starts on the top of the nail and then spreads deeper into the nail. This form of onychomycosis tends to occur primarily in AIDS patients. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Proximal subungual onychomycosis is available below.

Symptoms of Proximal subungual onychomycosis

  • Often asymptomatic
  • Whitening of nail fold
  • Thickened nail
  • Cloudy nail
  • Brittle nail
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Treatments for Proximal subungual onychomycosis

  • 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
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Proximal subungual onychomycosis: Complications

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Causes of Proximal subungual onychomycosis

  • Predisposing factors include:
  • Increased age
  • Diabetes
  • Suppressed or weakened immune system
  • Poor general health
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  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Complications

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