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
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2002) (9) reported candidal onychomycosis as the commonest type in their study.
In the 4 cases of Candidal Onychomycosis Yeasts species were isolated in 4 cases
Onychomycosis expresses itself in various forms and clinically the disease is classified as distal and lateral subungual onychomycosis (DLSO), superficial white onychomycosis (SWO), proximal subungual onychomycosis (PSO), and candidal onychomycosis.
iv) candidal onychomycosis (CO): When nail involvement was characterized by markedly thickened and roughened nail plates.
In 1998, a study presented a new classification of onychomycosis dividing the pattern of nail plate involvement by mode and site of invasion into five clinical types: distal lateral subungual onychomycosis (DLSO), white superficial onychomycosis (WSO), proximal subungual onychomycosis (PSO), endonyx onychomycosis (EO), and candidal onychomycosis.
The general risk factors for any type of onychomycosis are increasing age, male gender, immunodeficiencies, diabetes, nail trauma, hyperhydrosis, peripheral vascular diseases, poor hygiene and chronic exposure of nails to water in candidal onychomycosis.