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Twelve cases of tinea unguium in a pediatric clinic in 9 years

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Tinea of the nails is not an exclusively adult pathology. The pediatrician should include this entity in the differential diagnosis.

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Martinez Roig, A., Torres Rodriguez, J.M. Twelve cases of tinea unguium in a pediatric clinic in 9 years. Eur J Pediatr 166, 975–977 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-006-0332-8

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  • Tinea pedis
  • Onychomycosis