A 66 yr old patient in good general health developed onychomycosis. Samples taken from the affected nail were grown by culture and examined by microscopy. Oral itraconazole pulse therapy was given to the patient (200 mg twice daily for 1 week, with 3 weeks off between successive pulses, for four pulses) and treatment was successful.
With thanks to S Veraldi, A Chiaratti and H Harak Institute of Dermatological Sciences, University of Milan. Italy . These images remain the copyright of 'Mycoses' where the full article may be viewed. (Veraldi et al, published online Mycoses, 5th May 2009).