Managing Onychomycosis Needs Patience and Persistence

Managing Onychomycosis Needs Patience and Persistence

Onychomycosis is an infection of the nail unit caused by fungi (dermatophytes, non-dermatophyte molds and yeasts), presenting with discoloration of the nail, onycholysis, and nail plate thickening. Onychomycosis is the most common disorder affecting the nail unit and accounts for at least 50% of all nail diseases. Current treatment modalities of onychomycosis include oral antifungal therapies, topical antifungal therapies, and device-based therapies, alone or in combination.

Modern Medicine – Issue 5 2021