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An alternative technique of collecting nail specimens for mycological investigations

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HKTA Gunasekera,

Department of Microbiology Faculty of Medicine University of Ruhuna, LK
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Ajit Nagahawatte ,

Department of Microbiology Faculty of Medicine University of Ruhuna, LK
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N de Silva

Department of Microbiology Faculty of Medicine University of Ruhuna, LK
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Abstract

An alternative technique for collection of nail samples in the microscopic diagnosis of onychomycoses is discussed. 54 samples were collected using the conventional technique and the alternative method. 31 of the 54 samples were positive, 30 by the test method (96.8%), and 14 (48.4%) by the conventional method showing the usefulness of the proposed method.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v1i1.3186

Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases Vol.1(1) 2011: 24-26

How to Cite: Gunasekera, H., Nagahawatte, A. & de Silva, N., (2011). An alternative technique of collecting nail specimens for mycological investigations. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1(1), pp.24–26. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v1i1.3186
Published on 27 Jul 2011.
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