Purpose and Scope
The overall objective of the guideline is to provide up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations for the management of onychomycosis. The document aims to (i) offer an appraisal of all relevant literature since January 2002, focusing on any key developments; (ii) address important, practical clinical questions relating to the primary guideline objective, for example accurate diagnosis and identification of cases, and suitable treatment to minimize the duration of disease and discomfort; (iii) provide guideline recommendations and, where appropriate, with some health economic implications; and (iv) discuss potential developments and future directions.
The guideline is presented as a detailed review with highlighted recommendations for practical use in the clinic, in addition to an updated patient information leaflet [available on the British Association of Dermatologists' (BAD) website, www.bad.org.uk].
The British Journal of Dermatology. 2014;171(5):937-958. © 2014 Blackwell Publishing