fungal infection

Nails – Friday Pop Quiz – 4/8
by James J. Contestable, MD on
A 92-year-old female patient presents with complaints regarding her nails. She states they often crumble, and have been yellowish in color for years. Her toenails are so thickened that it is difficult to trim them. She is otherwise asymptomatic and has no fingernail involvement. What is the most common cause of this patient's condition? A. Tinea manuum B. Tinea pedis C. Inflammatory d …
Nailing Down Internet Based Information on Onychomycosis
JDD August Podcast
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Podcast host Dr. Adam Friedman sat down with Dr. Shari Lipner, associate professor of dermatology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and international nail expert extraordinaire, to discuss the accuracy and quality of internet based information on Onychomycosis.  Dr. Aaron Fong, PGY-3 dermatology resident at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health …
Fungus Among Us: Practical Case-Based Pearls for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dermatophytosis
Dermatophytosis
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
Dermatophytosis constitutes a big chunk of “bread and butter” in dermatology.  In fact, an average of 4.1 million visits a year were due to dermatophytosis from 1995 to 2004! Nevertheless, these fungi can still stump the most seasoned dermatologist, and misdiagnosis can be surprisingly common. Dr. Adam Friedman, Professor, Interim Chair, and Program Director of Dermatology at George Washingt …