Fungal Nail Infections (cont.)
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Distal subungual onychomycosis, the most common fungal nail infection, is caused by dermatophytes. It affects both the nail and the skin underneath the nail (nail bed). Symptoms include:
White superficial onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail surface. It is the second most common fungal nail infection and is also caused by dermatophytes. Symptoms include:
Two other types of fungal nail infections are uncommon. Candida onychomycosis is a yeast infection of the nails. Proximal subungual onychomycosis accounts for about 3% of all fungal nail infections.1 But it is more common in people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Conditions with similar symptoms
Only about 50% of all nail infections are fungal infections.2 Conditions with similar symptoms include:
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