Onychomycosis is more than a cosmetic problem

Br J Dermatol. 1994 Apr;130 Suppl 43:15. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1994.tb06087.x.


The nails serve several important functions and, when they are infected by fungal organisms, these functions are severely impaired. In addition, the quality of life, in terms of self-esteem and social interaction, is adversely affected when fungal nail infections are present. Finally, when finger and/or toenails are abnormal this may interfere with patients' occupations.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Hand Dermatoses / complications*
  • Hand Dermatoses / economics
  • Hand Dermatoses / psychology
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Onychomycosis / complications*
  • Onychomycosis / economics
  • Onychomycosis / psychology
  • Quality of Life*