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Image Number 2232 (Tinea unguium)

Nail colour

Diagnosis: Tinea unguium

Site: Nails

Sex: F

Age: 58


Description: Yellowish green discoloration.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


All fingernails involved with yellowish green discoloration while some nails showed onycholysis or partial dystrophy. Many samples of nail clippings incubated in 30% KOH yielded fungal hyphae and spores under LM. Three months course of oral terbinafine 250 mg per day gave acceptable  outcome.

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