lower extremity

Onychomycosis

2020-09-16T14:40:59-04:00

By Steven Goldstein, DPM; Basem Halaka, DPM; David Vance, DPM; Jason Weslosky, DPM There are multiple tests that can be performed to evaluate for the presence of fungi History The patient is a 62 year old male with a 2 year history of thickened, elongated, and yellow discolored nails of the hallux bilateral. The nails appear dystrophic with evidence of subungual debris. The patient does not admit to any significant trauma to the nails but does admit to uncomfortable rubbing of the bilateral hallux nails in his shoes. The patient does not have any other contributing medical history. [...]

Onychomycosis2020-09-16T14:40:59-04:00

Blastomycosis

2020-09-16T14:41:15-04:00

By Morgan Baxter, DPM, Aron Block, DPM, Lillian Youhkana, DPM Blastomycosis is a type of fungal infection that can be acquired from inhaling fungal spores History A 53 year old healthy male presents to clinic with concerns of a rash involving raised bumps for about a month. He thought it was a cluster of warts, but has not had any relief with over the counter topical medications. He does mention that about a month ago, he was raking leaves barefoot. The bumps are not painful but have started to leak and have not gone away. He resides in [...]

Blastomycosis2020-09-16T14:41:15-04:00
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