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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/47114
Title:
Onychomycosis in Icelandic swimmers
Authors:
Gudnadottir, G; Hilmarsdottir, I; Sigurgeirsson, B
Citation:
Acta Derm. Venereol. 1999, 79(5):376-7
Issue Date:
1-Sep-1999
Abstract:
We investigated visitors to a swimming pool in Reykjavik to determine whether onychomycosis of the toenails is more prevalent in swimmers than in the general population, where the prevalence is believed to be between 3 and 8%. A total of 266 swimmers over the age of 17 years were interviewed and examined. When an onychomycosis was suspected a nail specimen was taken for mycological examination. Onychomycosis was clinically suspected in 105 cases (40%). In 60 cases (23%) a dermatophyte infection was confirmed by culture and 14 cases (5%) were microscopy-positive only. The prevalence of culture-positive onychomycosis was 15% in women and 26% in men. Our results suggest that onychomycosis of the toenails is at least 3 times more prevalent in swimmers than in the rest of the population.
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dc.contributor.authorGudnadottir, G-
dc.contributor.authorHilmarsdottir, I-
dc.contributor.authorSigurgeirsson, B-
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-06T13:12:07Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-06T13:12:07Z-
dc.date.issued1999-09-01-
dc.date.submitted2008-01-06-
dc.identifier.citationActa Derm. Venereol. 1999, 79(5):376-7en
dc.identifier.issn0001-5555-
dc.identifier.pmid10494716-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/47114-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractWe investigated visitors to a swimming pool in Reykjavik to determine whether onychomycosis of the toenails is more prevalent in swimmers than in the general population, where the prevalence is believed to be between 3 and 8%. A total of 266 swimmers over the age of 17 years were interviewed and examined. When an onychomycosis was suspected a nail specimen was taken for mycological examination. Onychomycosis was clinically suspected in 105 cases (40%). In 60 cases (23%) a dermatophyte infection was confirmed by culture and 14 cases (5%) were microscopy-positive only. The prevalence of culture-positive onychomycosis was 15% in women and 26% in men. Our results suggest that onychomycosis of the toenails is at least 3 times more prevalent in swimmers than in the rest of the population.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSociety for the Publication of Acta Dermato-Venereologicaen
dc.relation.urlhttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=4342514&site=ehost-liveen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshFoot Dermatosesen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshOnychomycosisen
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen
dc.subject.meshSwimmingen
dc.titleOnychomycosis in Icelandic swimmersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Dermatology, University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavík.en
dc.identifier.journalActa dermato-venereologicaen

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