Posted in Lifestyle on July 30, 2009

toenail-fungus-nailFirst Case of Nail Fungus

The first case of nail infection was of the subungual type, with the nail being soft, brittle, and opaque. This characterizes onychomycosis due to Microsporum racemosum, and was detected in 1997 from a 60-year-old housewife. The patient was diagnosed at Servicio de Dermatolog√≠ca del Hospital Universitario “Puerta del Mar” in Spain and was successfully treated with itraconazole (100 g/day).¬† Itraconazole was administered orally for 12 weeks and to which the patient responded positively; the patient was then discharged. Read more …