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Skin Therapy Lett. 2012 Oct;17(9):4-9.

Device-based therapies for onychomycosis treatment.

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Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Abstract

Device-based therapies are promising alternatives for the treatment of onychomycosis because they can mitigate some of the negative factors associated with treatment failure. There are four categories of device-based treatments: laser devices, photodynamic therapy, iontophoresis, and ultrasound. These therapeutic modalities are noninvasive procedures that are carried out by medical professionals, reduce the need for long-term patient adherence, and avoid adverse reactions associated with conventional systemic antifungal therapies.

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23032936
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