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Choose Any Three Nail Conditions and Give a Referenced Account of Their Causes(S) and Management. Please Note Not All References Will Give You the Same Method of Management and Some Will Give More Than One Method

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CHOOSE ANY THREE NAIL CONDITIONS AND GIVE A REFERENCED ACCOUNT OF THEIR CAUSES(S) AND MANAGEMENT. PLEASE NOTE NOT ALL REFERENCES WILL GIVE YOU THE SAME METHOD OF MANAGEMENT AND SOME WILL GIVE MORE THAN ONE METHOD

Nail fungi (onychomycosis) is caused by dermatophytes that invade the nail matrix. They possess the ability to thrive and grow on the protein keratin and favour damp and dark conditions, therefore the human toenail and nail bed provide the ultimate breeding ground. (Johnson 1993) The most common is Trichophyton Rubrum, the same causes “athletes’ foot”. This commonly affects the sole, dorsum, lateral borders and in between toes. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the nail matrix. (Bristow I. 1996)

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Turner W. A., Merriman L. (2005) “Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot”. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone,
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