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Increased prevalence of onychomycosis among psoriatic patients in Israel.
Acta Derm Venereol. 2008; 88(1):31-3.AD

Abstract

Published data on the prevalence of onychomycosis in psoriasis patients compared with healthy controls are controversial, We therefore conducted a prospective study of toenail onychomycosis, among 113 psoriatic and 106 healthy non-psoriatic subjects, selected from the normal population in the Jerusalem area in the period 2003-05. The results revealed a prevalence of 47.6% toenail onychomycosis among psoriatic patients, compared with 28.4% in normal controls (p=0.0054). Both gender and age affected the prevalence of onychomycosis in both psoriatic and healthy controls, with a higher prevalence in male and elderly subjects. The type and duration of psoriasis were also found to have an impact on the prevalence of onychomycosis. However, the body area involved did not affect the prevalence of onychomycosis in psoriatic patients. Approximately the same percentages of dermatophytes and yeasts were found in psoriatic patients as in healthy controls. However, a higher percentage of moulds was found in psoriatic patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Deparment of Dermatology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel. doctor_ima@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18176747

Citation

Leibovici, Vera, et al. "Increased Prevalence of Onychomycosis Among Psoriatic Patients in Israel." Acta Dermato-venereologica, vol. 88, no. 1, 2008, pp. 31-3.
Leibovici V, Hershko K, Ingber A, et al. Increased prevalence of onychomycosis among psoriatic patients in Israel. Acta Derm Venereol. 2008;88(1):31-3.
Leibovici, V., Hershko, K., Ingber, A., Westerman, M., Leviatan-Strauss, N., & Hochberg, M. (2008). Increased prevalence of onychomycosis among psoriatic patients in Israel. Acta Dermato-venereologica, 88(1), 31-3. https://doi.org/10.2340/00015555-0323
Leibovici V, et al. Increased Prevalence of Onychomycosis Among Psoriatic Patients in Israel. Acta Derm Venereol. 2008;88(1):31-3. PubMed PMID: 18176747.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Increased prevalence of onychomycosis among psoriatic patients in Israel. AU - Leibovici,Vera, AU - Hershko,Klilah, AU - Ingber,Arieh, AU - Westerman,Maria, AU - Leviatan-Strauss,Nurit, AU - Hochberg,Malka, PY - 2008/1/8/pubmed PY - 2008/6/3/medline PY - 2008/1/8/entrez SP - 31 EP - 3 JF - Acta dermato-venereologica JO - Acta Derm Venereol VL - 88 IS - 1 N2 - Published data on the prevalence of onychomycosis in psoriasis patients compared with healthy controls are controversial, We therefore conducted a prospective study of toenail onychomycosis, among 113 psoriatic and 106 healthy non-psoriatic subjects, selected from the normal population in the Jerusalem area in the period 2003-05. The results revealed a prevalence of 47.6% toenail onychomycosis among psoriatic patients, compared with 28.4% in normal controls (p=0.0054). Both gender and age affected the prevalence of onychomycosis in both psoriatic and healthy controls, with a higher prevalence in male and elderly subjects. The type and duration of psoriasis were also found to have an impact on the prevalence of onychomycosis. However, the body area involved did not affect the prevalence of onychomycosis in psoriatic patients. Approximately the same percentages of dermatophytes and yeasts were found in psoriatic patients as in healthy controls. However, a higher percentage of moulds was found in psoriatic patients. SN - 0001-5555 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18176747/Increased_prevalence_of_onychomycosis_among_psoriatic_patients_in_Israel_ L2 - https://www.medicaljournals.se/acta/content/abstract/10.2340/00015555-0323 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -