This chapter shows the collecting of skin scrapings, nail debris and hairs for mycological examination. First, the lesion is cleaned by 70% alcohol to remove the contaminating molds. Scales are scraped from the active margin of the lesion. A fairly large amount of material is required for proper examination. In onychomycosis, thescrapings are taken from under the nail plate.
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Keywords: dermatomycoses, onychomycoses, diagnosis, collecting of specimens
citation: Magdalena Skořepová: Collecting of mycological skin specimens. Multimedia support in the education of clinical and health care disciplines :: Portal of 1-st Faculty of Medicine - Charles University [online] , [cit. 05. 06. 2023]. Available from WWW: https://portal.lf1.cuni.cz/article-598-collecting-of-mycological-skin-specimens. ISSN 1803-6619.