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A modified method for rapid mycological diagnosis of Tinea unguium in Taiwan, Republic of China.

Abstract
This is a study to modify and simplify the classical laboratory procedures of mycological diagnosis of Tinea unguium. By means of a tube KOH digestion technique for microscopic examination of nail clippings and a paper disc transfer technique using a more uniform wool-fiber-yeast extract culture fluid as inoculum for all tests necessary for fungal identification, dermatophytes can be identified to a species level. To authenticate the advantage of the etiologic diagnosis of Tinea unguium by mycological studies, the promising result of our previous clinical therapeutic trial with Griseofulvin was presented.
AuthorsT M Jen
JournalZhonghua Minguo wei sheng wu ji mian yi xue za zhi = Chinese journal of microbiology and immunology (Zhonghua Min Guo Wei Sheng Wu Ji Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi) Vol. 20 Issue 1 Pg. 61-8 (Feb 1987) ISSN: 0253-2662 [Print] China (Republic : 1949- )
PMID2954779 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
Chemical References
  • Griseofulvin
Topics
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Griseofulvin (therapeutic use)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Onychomycosis (diagnosis, drug therapy)
  • Trichophyton (isolation & purification)

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