John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Recurrent proximal white subungual onychomycosis associated with a defect of the polymorphonuclear chemotaxis Volume 9, numéro 5, July - August 1999

Department of Dermatology, Ospedale San Paolo, University of Milan, Italy.
  • Page(s) : 390-2
  • Année de parution : 1999

Proximal white subungual onychomycosis (PWSO) is a rare form of nail infection that occurs almost exclusively in immunocompromised patients. This variant of onychomycosis is caused by Trichophyton rubrum in 95% of all cases. PWSO, extremely rare in HIV negative patients, was first described in a patient with AIDS [1] and was later found in more than 80% of patients with HIV infection affected by onychomycosis [2]. In this [...]