Nail Fungal Infections | Overview

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What is a fungal infection?

A fingernail or toenail infection that is caused by a fungus is called onychomycosis (say: "on-ee-koh-my-ko-sis"). Toenails are more likely to become infected than fingernails.

Source

Treating Onychomycosis by P Rodgers, M.D. and M Bassler, M.D. (American Family Physician February 15, 2001, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20010215/663.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 02/01

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