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A Novel Delivery System of an Antifungal Agent to Treat Nail Fungi Infections
Yeda R&D Co. Ltd Israel flag Israel
Abstract ID: 1430
Infections of foot and hand nails by fungi are a very common condition in millions of people. An infection by a nail fungus (onychomycosis) occurs when fungi from
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Infections of foot and hand nails by fungi are a very common condition in millions of people. An infection by a nail fungus (onychomycosis) occurs when fungi from the Dermatophytes species infect one or more of nails. Onychomycosis usually begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of a fingernail or toenail. As the nail fungus spreads deeper into the nail, it may cause it to discolour, thicken and develop crumbling edges, an unsightly and potentially painful problem.

Infections of nail fungus account for about half of all nail disorders and are estimated to occur in over 10% of the population. These infections usually develop on nails continually exposed to warm, moist environments, such as sweaty shoes or shower floors. An infection with nail fungus may be difficult to treat, and infections may recur.

Some medications are available to help clear up nail fungus. Oral medications such as itraconazole (Sporanox
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