Routine periodic acid-Schiff staining of nail plate fragments in fungal cultures for onychomycosis: A method to increase the sensitivity of diagnosis

Edward J. Zabawski, Angela R. Styles, Clay J. Cockerell

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Abstract

We propose the routine staining of nail plate fragments with periodic acid-Schiff stain to increase diagnostic accuracy in diagnosing onychomycosis. The advantages of this method, including increasing diagnostic yield after contaminant growth, confirmation of negative culture, and low cost, are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-458
Number of pages3
JournalCutis
Volume66
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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