Onychomycosis pp 181-190 | Cite as

The Podiatric Approach

  • Tracey C. VlahovicEmail author


Podiatric physicians have a unique practice situation, as they generally manage onychomycosis cases on a daily basis and in a specialized population (diabetes, Chap.  17). However, toenail disease may be caused by a variety of issues that are specifically foot related and not fungal related: trauma from shoes, biomechanical issues and forces, and infection compounded by shoe gear and adjacent skin conditions to the nails (i.e., interdigital tinea pedis). It is important when discussing the management and treatment of toenail onychomycosis that the visually similar biomechanical causes of nail dystrophy are also mentioned.


Lichen Planus Hallux Valgus Nail Plate Tinea Pedis Dermatophyte Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Podiatric MedicineTemple University School of Podiatric MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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