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Onychomycosis in the Denver Pediatrics Population, A Retrospective Study

Authors

  • Lindsay S. Young M.D.,

    1. Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
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  • Harvey A. Arbuckle M.D.,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, Colorado
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  • Joseph G. Morelli M.D.

    1. Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
    2. Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
    3. Department of Pediatric Dermatology, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
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Address correspondence to Joseph G. Morelli, M.D., 13123 East 16th Avenue, B570, Aurora, CO 80045, or e-mail: joseph.morelli@ucdenver.edu.

Abstract

Abstract:  Onychomycosis (OM) is a common nail disorder in adults but has been rare in children. Recent international studies have demonstrated a rise in the prevalence of OM in children and adolescents, with Trichophyton rubrum being the most common pathogen. This 5-year retrospective chart review of children (aged <18) found that 66 of 141 patients (46.8%) presenting to Children’s Hospital Colorado or Denver Health Medical Center Dermatology clinics with nail complaints had OM, with the highest prevalence in those aged 6 to 10 and a slight male predominance. Toenails were more commonly affected, and Trichophyton rubrum was the most common pathogen.

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