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AAD speaker: Accurate diagnosis of nail fungus key to treatment

July 28, 2017

Several conditions look familiar to nail fungus, so it is important to get an accurate diagnosis before beginning treatment, according to a presenter at the American Academy of Dermatology Summer Meeting in New York.

“Although nail fungus is the most common nail disorder that dermatologists treat, not every nail problem is caused by fungus, and there are several other conditions that may look similar, including nail psoriasis and nail trauma,” Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, FAAD, assistant professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, stated in an American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) news release. “If you treat something that’s not a fungus as a fungus, it may not help [the] problem; in fact, it could make the condition worse.”

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