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August 1950

TREATMENT OF ONYCHOMYCOSIS WITH AMMONIACAL SILVER NITRATE SOLUTION

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology of the New York University Post-Graduate Medical School, Dr. Marion B. Sulzberger, chairman, and the Skin and Cancer Unit of University Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(2):287-289. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530150109013
Abstract

AMMONIACAL silver nitrate solution is a solution of a complex silver salt that has been recently used in the treatment of onychomycosis. Nickerson and White1 reported excellent success in the topical use of ammoniacal silver nitrate solution (Condit Co.) in chronic fungous infections of the nails.

Because of the lack of effective measures for onychomycosis, especially when the condition is due to Trichophyton rubrum (i. e., Trichophyton purpureum), this new approach using the complex silver salt was deemed worthy of trial. The purpose of this short paper is to report on 25 cases of onychomycosis treated with ammoniacal silver nitrate solution.

TYPES OF CASES STUDIED

Twenty-five cases of fungous infections of the finger nails and toe nails were studied. Of the total, 18 were shown to be caused by T. rubrum and 7 were due to Candida albicans (i. e., Monilia albicans). Generally, nails infected

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