Burden of onychomycosis in rural India: Clinical and mycolo- gical assessment of the disease severity using naildex score

Peralam Yegneswaran, Prakash and Gurung, Shrijana and Bairy, Indira (2010) Burden of onychomycosis in rural India: Clinical and mycolo- gical assessment of the disease severity using naildex score. Revista Iberoamericana De Micologia, 27 (3). pp. 152-153. ISSN 1130-1406

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Abstract

Onychomycosis denotes fungal infection of the nail characte- rized by thickening, splitting, roughening and discoloration of nail and accessory structures due to dermatophytes, non-dermatophyte moulds and few yeast genera. Onychomycosis can have a lasting adverse impact on patient’s daily life, social functioning, physical and mental health; items collectively termed as ‘‘Quality of Life’’. The predisposing factors range from advancing age, trauma, geo-climatic conditions,occupation,social class,immune status of the host and associated superficial mycoses like tinea pedis.Naildex score first applied by Warshaw et.al.was used in this study to understand the burden of onychomycosis in agricultural workers in a rural community setting,and to assess the disease severity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Onychomycoses; Naildex Score.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 09:09
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 09:09
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144794

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