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Prevalence of toe nail onychomycosis in diabetic patients.
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PMID:  16955188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Onychomycosis among diabetic patients has been reported in some studies to be of high prevalence. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of onychomycosis among diabetic patients at a Danish University Hospital. Clinical and mycological examinations were performed on type 1 and 2 diabetic patients from in- and out-patient clinics. A total of 271 patients were enrolled, 72% males, mean age 61.3 years, 26% of the patients had diabetes type 1. The prevalence of toe nail onychomycosis (positive culture and/or microscopy) was 22% (n = 59) of which 55 cases were caused by dermatophytes (93%) and 4 cases by yeasts (7%). A correlation was found between onychomycosis and age (p =0.02) and severity of nail changes (p <0.001), respectively. However, no significant correlation was found to gender, type of diabetes, lower extremity arterial disease, neuropathy, toe amputation or oedema. Onychomycosis occurred with a high prevalence in diabetic patients, especially among older patients and those with severe nail changes.
Ditte Marie L Saunte; Jane B Holgersen; Merete Haedersdal; Gitte Strauss; Mikael Bitsch; Ole L Svendsen; Maiken C Arendrup; Else L Svejgaard
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta dermato-venereologica     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0001-5555     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Derm. Venereol.     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-06     Completed Date:  2006-11-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370310     Medline TA:  Acta Derm Venereol     Country:  Norway    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  425-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department for Bacteriology, Mycology and Parasitology, State Serum Institute, Unit of Mycology and Parasitology Building 45/112, Artillerivej 5, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Denmark / epidemiology
Diabetic Foot / epidemiology
Foot Dermatoses / epidemiology*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Onychomycosis / epidemiology,  pathology

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