Fungal Nail Infections

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Fungal nail infection, also known as onychomycosis, is a cause of embarrassment and discomfort for millions of people worldwide. These infections are often very difficult to treat and full resolution may take more than a year.In western countries, approximately 10% of adults under the age of 60 have a fungal nail infection. After the age of 60, this increases to 20%.

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Effective treatment of fungal nail infections relies on increased awareness and education being provided to patients. Further research is needed to develop safer, faster, economical and more effective treatments for this common condition.


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Andrea Salzman
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Master’s degree in physical therapy in 1992. Over the last two decades, she has held numerous prominent leadership roles in the physical therapy field, with a heavy emphasis on academic writing and administrative functions. Between 1995 and 1998, Salzman served as the Editor-in-Chief of an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) journal. In 2010, Salzman received one of the highest honors given to a physical therapist from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Judy Cirullo Leadership Award. Between 2012 and the present, Salzman has written 12 physical therapy courses for Care2Learn, Relias Learning and reviewed over 100 other course offerings. Currently, Salzman continues in her writing, leadership and administrative roles at Aquatic Therapy University and 10K Health.
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19 Oct 2020
Excellent quick review of foot care and infections.
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well written article.
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