The prevalance, epidemiology and risk factors for onychomycosis in hemodialysis patients

Kuvandik G., ÇETİN M., GENÇTOY G., Horoz M., DURU M., Akcali C., ...More

BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.7, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2334-7-102
  • Title of Journal : BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES


Background: Onychomycosis has a high prevalance among immunocompromised patients such as diabetics and hemodialysis patients. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of onychomycosis among hemodialysis patients with and without diabetes mellitus, and to find out the factors likely to be associated with the development of onychomycosis among hemodialysis patients.