Level of trace elements in serum and toenail samples of patients with onychocryptosis (ingrown toenail) and onychomycosis


KILINÇ E., BUTURAK B., Alkan F. A.

JOURNAL OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, vol.61, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jtemb.2020.126509
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Keywords: Onychocryptosis, Onychomycosis, Trace elements, Toenails, serum, Magnesium, TRICHOPHYTON-RUBRUM, SELENIUM DEFICIENCY, CANCER RISK, CHROMIUM, HEALTH, NAILS, ZINC

Abstract

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.