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ONYCHOMYCOSES OF LOW EXTREMITIES IN PATIENTS WITH DIFFERENT DERMATOSES

Z. Penev, S. Pavlov, F. Georgieva

Abstract

Our study involved 305 patients with skin diseases hospitalized in the Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University of Varna, for a 6-month period (April-September, 1998). In 40 (13,1 %) of them onychomycoses of toe nails (1-10) nails as an attendant disease were established. The group included patients aged 45 to 73 years; 22 males and 18 females. Diagnosis of dermatophyte nail invasion was proved by the isolation and identification of the fungi from the affected nails. Onychomycoses accompanied several skin diseases such as erysipelas - 9, psoriasis vulgaris - 8, chronic venous insufficiency of lower extremities - 5, skin diseases with autoimmune genesis and prolonged immunosupressive therapy - 5, and other -13. That gavs reason to consider onychomycoses as predisposition factors in some dermatoses but in patients with decreased immune defense as predisposition factors for the appearance of the disease.


Keywords

Onychomycoses; skin diseases; incidence; diagnosis; immunity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v31i0.2946

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S. Pavlov

F. Georgieva

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