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NMIC Bulletin Vol. 22 No. 5 Update on Onychomycosis

1 December, 2017

Update on onychomycosis

  • Onychomycosis, a fungal disease of the nails, accounts for 50% of all nail problems and can adversely affect a person’s emotional, social and occupational functioning
  • Onychomycosis rarely occurs in a healthy nail; predisposing factors are normally present
  • Pharmacotherapy includes topical and systemic options which normally require long-term usage, over several months
  • Adherence to therapy and lifestyle management are vital to ensure successful treatment