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Abstract

Onychomycosis in children has a low incidence worldwide; certain conditions such as immunosuppression have been described as risk factors for it. We studied 72 children receiving chemotherapy for different neoplasms to determine the frequency of onychomycosis. Only one patient had white superficial onychomycosis from Trichophyton rubrum, a frequency of 1.3%, not different from that reported in healthy patients.