J Trace Elem Med Biol 2020 Mar 30;61:126509. Epub 2020 Mar 30.
Department of Biophysics, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Kocamustafapaşa Cad. No: 34/E Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey.
Background: Onychocryptosis (ingrown toenail) and onychomycosis are common pathologies of the toenail and affecting many people. Since levels of trace elements have been shown to vary in certain diseases, in the presented work, chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), magnesium (Mg), manganese (Mn), selenium (Se), and zinc (Zn) levels of toenail and serum samples of healthy individuals and patients with onychocryptosis and onychomycosis were compared.
Methods: Serum and toenail samples of 88 voluntary subjects (healthy n = 24; onychomycosis n = 24; onychocryptosis n = 40) aged between 19-80 years were collected. Read More