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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 515-517

Propolis for the treatment of onychomycosis


1 Department of Clinical Analysis and Biomedicine; Student At Postgraduation program of Health Sciences, State University of Maringá, Paraná, Brazil
2 Department of Clinical Analysis and Biomedicine; Student At Postgraduation program of Biosciences and Physiopathology, State University of Maringá, Paraná, Brazil
3 Department of Clinical Analysis and Biomedicine, State University of Maringá, Paraná, Brazil

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Dr. Melyssa Negri
Department of Clinical Analysis and Biomedicine, State University of Maringá. Colombo Avenue, 5790, CEP: 87020-900, Maringá, Paraná
Brazil
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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_365_17

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Onychomycosis is a fungal nail infection, considered as a public health problem because it is contagious and it interferes with the quality of life. It has long and difficult treatment, with many side effects and high cost. Propolis extract (PE) is a potential alternative to conventional antifungal agents because it has low cost, accessibility, and low toxicity. Herein, we report the favorable response of PE in onychomycosis in three elderly patients.


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