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MOGHADDAMI M, SHIDFAR M R. A STUDY OF ONYCHOMYCOSIS IN TEHRAN. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1989; 3 (3 and 4) :143-149
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1581-en.html

From the Dept. of Medical Micology, School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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The main purpose of this original investigation is to report the results of the study on the frequency and type of the fungi that cause onychomycosis in Tehran. In a mycological study of patients with onychopathy during a period of 18 months, mycotic infection of the nail plate in 268cases outof927 examined persons were noticed. The causative agents were candida (66.04%), dermatophytes (32.1 %), and mold (1.86%). Candida onychomycosis was more common in women than men. The most frequently occurring species was C. albicans (66.6%). T. unguium was predominant in the males and T. rubrwl1 was the most frequently isolated fungus being present in 50% isolates. Nondermatophytic onychomycosis was seen in toe nails in all cases. The etiologic agents were Aspergillus 4 and penicillium species 1
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