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Fungal nail infection

Posted by Zsuzsanna Snarey on May 11, 2013 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Fungal nail infection (onychomycosis or tinea unguinum) is caused by an organism, a fungus called dermatophyte which is able to metabolise keratin, the constituent of skin and nails, and so to grow and multiply in the skin and nail. Once these fungi have established themselves it is very difficult to get rid of them.

The infected nail becomes thickened and often quite brittle, it takes on a brownish-yellow colour and eventually develops a 'worm eaten...

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