Nail Clinic: Onychomycosis Statistics

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  • Onychomycosis accounts for
    one-third of fungal skin infections.
  • White superficial onychomycosis accounts for only 10% of onychomycosis cases.
  • Onychomycosis in children is rare, with an estimated prevalence of 0.2%.
  • The incidence of onychomycosis is probably much higher than the reported 2% to 14%.

*Source: Treating Onychomycosis by Phillip Rodgers, M.D., and Mary Bassler, M.D., published by the American Academy of Family Physicians (