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Onychomycosis Scraping

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by carparkview, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. carparkview

    carparkview Welcome New Poster


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    Hi can anyone tell me what is the best to take a sample of a possible fungally infected nail. I am of the understanding that you try to minimise the sample size and take it from the most proximally , infected portion of nail.....is this right or should we just take one large clipping??
     
  2. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    more is better, but take all that wonderful stuff subnail too! cheers h
     
  3. RussAgg

    RussAgg Active Member

    It's also worth taking any surrounding skin squames - advised to do this by a dermatologist - as the same infecting organism should be there aswell.
     
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    Collection of fungi samples from nails: comparative study of curettage and drilling techniques
    Shemer, A1; Trau, H1; Davidovici, B; Grunwald, MH2; Amichai, B
    Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology, Volume 22, Number 2, February 2008 , pp. 182-185(4)
     
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