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How should fungal nail infection be treated?

Abstract

Many people consulting dermatologists for nail problems have a fungal nail infection (onychomycosis). This may be asymptomatic and not merit prolonged treatment, particularly since relapse after such intervention is common.13 On the other hand, fungal nail infection is sometimes a treatable risk factor for more serious bacterial infections including cellulitis.4 Here we discuss the management of adults with fungal nail infection.

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  • Relevant BNF section: 5.2 13.10.2

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