Nail Disorders

Oct 15, 2020 Issue
Terbinafine and Itraconazole Are Most Effective for Toenail Onychomycosis [POEMs]

For toenail onychomycosis, continuous terbinafine (Lamisil), 250 mg, and continuous itraconazole (Sporanox), 200 mg, for 12 to 24 weeks are the preferred therapies.

Oct 15, 2019 Issue
Nail Changes Following a Viral Infection [Photo Quiz]

Sep 15, 2018 Issue
A Pigmented Thumbnail Lesion [Photo Quiz]

A man with no recent trauma presented with a pigmented lesion on his thumbnail.

Jul 1, 2017 Issue
Acute and Chronic Paronychia [Article]

Learn which patients require antibiotic treatment, and watch how to perform a wing block before draining an abscess.

Nov 1, 2016 Issue
Topical Antifungals for Treatment of Onychomycosis [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

Topical antifungal agents are effective in treating onychomycosis, with a number needed to treat (NNT) of 7 to 17.

Jul 15, 2015 Issue
Fungal Toenail Infections [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of oral and topical treatments for fungal toenail infections in adults?

Apr 15, 2014 Issue
A Swollen Thumb [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Dec 1, 2013 Issue
Onychomycosis: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nails that causes discoloration, thickening, and separation from the nail bed. Onychomycosis occurs in 10% of the general population, 20% of persons older than 60 years, and 50% of those older than 70 years. It is caused by a variety of organisms, but most ...

Apr 15, 2012 Issue
Evaluation of Nail Abnormalities [Article]

Knowledge of the anatomy and function of the nail apparatus is essential when performing the physical examination. Inspection may reveal localized nail abnormalities that should be treated, or may provide clues to an underlying systemic disease that requires further workup. Excessive keratinaceous m...

Jun 1, 2010 Issue
Asymptomatic Linear Hemorrhages [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

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