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Types of onychomycosis

21 Jan 2019
Types of onychomycosis

So-called nail fungus (onychomycosis) generally takes five forms: Proximal subungual onychomycosis Distal subungual onychomycosis Candidal onychomycosis White superficial onychomycosis Total dystrophic onychomycosis Distal subungual onychomycosis Affects the fingernails and toenails; usually caused by the pathogenic agent Trichophyton rubrum, it appears in the form of subungual hyperkeratosis (thickening of the skin), onycholysis (detachment of the nail […]


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Categories: Onychopathies

Mycoses

05 Jan 2019
Mycoses

MYCOSES are infections caused by mycetes, more commonly known as fungi, that can colonise: skin, hair, nails (onychomycosis) and the genital areas, e.g. infection by Candida albicans. It is important to note that some mycetes can be found in normal microbial flora known as cutaneous microbiome. Cutaneous flora is made up of the microorganisms that […]


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Categories: Onychopathies

Microbial contaminations in Podiatric Medicine: a problem to be solved

03 Apr 2018
Microbial contaminations in Podiatric Medicine: a problem to be solved

Podolife attended the 4th World Congress for Podology and Podiatry, held in Naples on April 27-29 2018, and presented a workshop entitled “The microbiological risk in the Podiatrist’s clinic”. The microbiological contaminations are a serious issue for the Podiatric medical practice. Being able to control the microbiological risk represents a therapeutic advantage that allows to […]


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Treatment and prevention of diabetic foot

19 Jan 2018
Treatment and prevention of diabetic foot

The specific therapeutic approach to treating diabetes, and associated comorbidities (e.g. alteration to the tissues in the feet), is multidisciplinary as the diagnosis requires the assessment of more than one healthcare specialist (Diabetologist, Podiatrist, Surgeon). Patients suffering from diabetes should follow all the instructions given by the Specialist to put into practice an effective prevention program […]


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Nails and onychomycoses

19 Jan 2018
Nails and onychomycoses

The nail The nail is the thin and slightly convex four-sided plate located on the ends of our fingers and toes. Comprised mainly of keratin (and lower percentages of fats, amino acids, water, vitamins and minerals), its reddish colour is due to the colour of the blood that transpires from the skin, but if it […]


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Categories: Onychopathies

Foot Aging Syndrome

19 Jan 2018
Foot Aging Syndrome

As time has progressed, science and technology have made it possible for all humankind to live longer. The current world situation, especially in the western hemisphere shows an increase in the population over the age of 60 years. Data processed by the UN highlight the need to know, control and prevent pathologies that affect the […]


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Categories: Foot Aging Syndrome

Hyperkeratosis

19 Jan 2018
Hyperkeratosis

What is hyperkeratosis? Hyperkeratosis is an alteration of the skin and consists of a thickening of the outermost layer of the epidermis which is subject to a build-up of epithelial cells or keratinocytes. Keratinocytes form on the basal layer of the epidermis and are expelled from the surface of the skin once their 40-day cycle […]


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Categories: Foot Aging Syndrome

Sportspeople’s feet

19 Jan 2018
Sportspeople’s feet

People who regularly engage in sports put greater stress on one of the most important parts of their anatomy during physical activity: the foot. The intensity and frequency of the activity can cause the foot to undergo traumas or will leave it not in the best condition; it is therefore useful to know that especially […]


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Categories: Foot and Sport

Athlete’s foot

19 Jan 2018
Athlete’s foot

What is athlete’s foot? Athlete’s foot (Tinea Pedis or ringworm of the foot) is a contagious mycotic infection caused by a dermatophyte fungus: Tinea Pedis. This type of foot fungus is very common among athletes and sportspeople that frequent hot, humid and public places. Transmission of the fungus in question takes place: Directly: by coming […]


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Categories: Foot and Sport

The feet of diabetic patients

19 Jan 2018
The feet of diabetic patients

Diabetes is a condition in which levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood are too high due to a biological deficiency of insulin, the hormone that controls glycaemia in the blood and which is produced by the pancreas. The main problems for diabetics today relate to the chronic complications associated with this pathology. Among the […]


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