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Fungal Nail Infection

Fungal Nail Infection

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In the most common type of fungal nail infection, distal subungual onychomycosis, infection starts at the end of the nail bed, and part of the nail often turns yellow or white. Pieces of skin and nail fragments (debris) build up under the nail. As the condition gets worse, the nail may crumble and split and may separate from the skin.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Last Revised June 27, 2012

Last Revised: June 27, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

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