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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.4 Patient may have combination of these various forms.
Candidal onychomycosis.Onycholysis and chronic paronychia may result from invasion of Candida.
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.13