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Criteria of Scher et al for the Diagnosis of Onychomycosis Due to a Dermatophyte

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Infectious Diseases
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Scher et al outlined criteria for the diagnosis of onychomycosis causd by a dermatophyte. It is essential to establish the diagnosis prior to starting therapy since (1) nail changes may be nonspecific and (2) cure requires selection of an appropriate antifungal agent. The authors are from multiple hospitals in the United States and Europe.

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