There are an estimated 32 million people with onychomycosis in the United States alone, making it the most common nail disease seen and treated, but also quite misunderstood. With the sole focus of this book devoted to onychomycosis, the reader is provided with insight into the diagnosis and management of this nail infection. Onychomycosis includes chapters on how fungus infects the nail unit, the types of nail fungus, diagnosis from a gross and microscopic view, and the various treatment options available. With chapters written by the world’s experts along with dozens of high quality color photographs and illustrations, this book is a practical reference guide for every dermatologist, podiatrist, and primary care physician..
Part I: Is Onychomycosis a Disease or a Cosmetic Problem? -- Fungi and the Nails -- Predisposing Factors for Onychomycosis -- Distal Subungual Onychomycosis -- White Superficial Onychomycosis -- Proximal Subungual Onychomycosis -- Endonyxonychomycosis -- Onychomycoses due to Non-Dermatophytic Molds -- Candida Onychomycosis -- Pigmented Onychomycosis -- Part II: Why and How you Should Confirm Diagnosis -- Direct Microscopy and Culture: What you Need to Know -- Molecular Techniques (PCR) -- Onychomycosis: Role of Histopathology -- Dermoscopy -- Mimickers -- Part III: How to Provide Best Treatment -- Prognostic Factors -- Why Onychomycosis can be a Threating Condition -- Onychomycosis in Diabetics -- Pediatric Onychomycosis -- The Podiatric Approach -- Onychomycosis: Procedures and Laser Treatment -- New Topical Antifungals -- New Topical and Systemic Antifungals -- Myths in Treating Onychomycosis.