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Mycological tests and onychomycosis
  1. R. R. Davies
  1. Wright-Fleming Institute of Microbiology, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London

    Abstract

    The value of direct microscopy and cultural tests in onychomycosis is reported on the results of the examination of 3,955 nail collections from patients infected with Trichophyton rubrum. Of the total number of mycological diagnoses, 15% would have been missed if culture had been omitted and 53% if direct microscopy had not been undertaken.

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