candidal onychomycosis

candidal onychomycosis

A form of onychomycosis caused by Candida species (usually C abicans) invasion of the fingernails, which is more common in those who regularly immerse their hands in water and typically in a background of prior nail damage by infection or trauma.

candidal onychomycosis

chronic Candida albicans infection of proximal nail apparatus secondary to chronic paronychia, with nail plate dystrophy (discoloration, friability and marked ridging); patients with Raynaud's phenomenon and psoriasis, or those with defective cell-mediated immunity, predispose to candidal onychomycosis; treated by nail plate avulsion and allowing plate regrowth under cover of topical azoles, 1% terbinafine, itraconazole or ketoconazole