Onychomycosis. Diagnosis and Effective Management

  • ID: 4541434
  • Book
  • 232 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO ONE OF THE WORLD′S MOST PREVALENT DERMATOLOGIC CONDITIONS

Onychomycosis is a fungal nail disease that accounts for 40% of all nail disorders, affecting 1 out of 10 people at some stage in their lives. Compiled by leading dermatologists with expert knowledge of the condition, Onychomycosis: Diagnosis and Effective Management provides a clear and clinically focused reference tool for those looking to treat patients expediently and successfully.

This in–depth guide covers all aspects of disease management, from differential diagnosis and lab analysis to topical and systemic treatments. Designed to be a functional and accessible resource, the text also highlights key learning points, with real–life case studies and helpful take–home messages included in each chapter. Coverage of recent innovations and cutting–edge methods ensure the content is relevant to today′s dermatologists, while thorough explanations of routine techniques, prognostic factors, and epidemiology make this is an excellent handbook for anyone studying the disease for the first time. The book features:

  • A complete guide to the diagnosis and treatment of this common disorder
  • Key learning points, case studies, and take–home messages to aid quick and easy consultation
  • Insights from world–renowned dermatological experts from North America and Europe
  • Over 70 illustrations

Onychomycosis is a reliable, easy–to–use companion for trainees and experienced specialists alike, and an invaluable asset to any clinic treating nail conditions.

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List of contributors

Chapter 1: The history of onychomycosis.

Chapter 2: EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ONYCHOMYCOSIS

Chapter 3: Tinea Pedis and onychomycosis

Chapter 4: Clinical Features classification

Chapter 5: Grading Onychomycosis

Chapter 6a: Routine and Emerging Techniques in Onychomycosis Diagnosis

Chapter 6b: Histopathology of Onychomycosis

Chapter 6c: Dermoscopy in the diagnosis of onychomycosis

Chapter 7: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS of ONYCHOMYCOSIS

Chapter 8: Predicting the outcome of treatment Prognostic factors

Chapter 9a: Topical Therapies for Onychomycosis

Chapter 9b: Systemic Treatment of Onychomycosis

Chapter 9c (i): Laser devices in the treatment of onychomycosis

Chapter 9c (ii): Photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of onychomycosis

Chapter 9c (iii): ONYCHOMYCOSIS AND IONTOPHORESIS

Chapter 9c (iv): NAIL DRILLING

Chapter 9d: Physical treatment of onychomycosis

Chapter 9e: ONYCHOMYCOSIS : ALGORITHM

Chapter 9f: Prevention of relapse and re–infection prophylaxis

Chapter 10: Future Treatments for Onychomycosis

Chapter 11: Onychomycosis in special population

Chapter 12: Onychomycosis The Podiatric Physician Perspective

Chapter 13: Home Remedies for Onychomycosis

Index

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Dimitris Rigopoulos
Boni Elewski
Bertrand Richert
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