Reference : Spotlight on nail histomycology.
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Dermatology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/6174
Spotlight on nail histomycology.
English
Pierard, Gérald mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie >]
Quatresooz, Pascale mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie >]
Arrese Estrada, Jorge mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie >]
2006
Dermatologic Clinics
W.B. Saunders Co-Elsevier Inc
24
3
371-4
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0733-8635
Philadelphia
PA
[en] Diagnosis, Differential ; Foot Dermatoses/diagnosis/pathology ; Hand Dermatoses/diagnosis/pathology ; Histological Techniques ; Humans ; Onychomycosis/diagnosis/pathology
[en] The misdiagnosis of onychomycosis delays the proper treatment of the nail condition. Nail histomycology refers to the microscopic examination of histologic sections prepared from nail clippings for the purpose of detecting the presence of fungi. This laboratory method is the most sensitive procedure for the diagnosis of onychomycosis. It allows for the visualization of the precise location of the invasive fungus inside the nail apparatus. The method also distinguishes various shapes of the fungal cells, in particular filamentous fungi, yeasts, conidia, and sporodochia. The correct diagnosis provided by histomycology combined with culture not only allows for more efficient expenditure of funds and services but also is important for the timely alleviation of the disorder.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/6174
10.1016/j.det.2006.03.013

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