Office dermatologic testing: the KOH preparation.

Title

Office dermatologic testing: the KOH preparation.

Creator

Brodell R T; Helms S E; Snelson M E

Publisher

American Family Physician

Date

1991
1991-06

Description

A potassium hydroxide preparation is used to confirm the diagnosis of a superficial fungal skin infection. Adding black or blue-black ink to the potassium hydroxide solution highlights fungal organisms and distinguishes them from surrounding cellular debris.

Subject

Humans; Predictive Value of Tests; Biopsy/methods; *Hydroxides; *Potassium; *Potassium Compounds; Candidiasis/diagnosis; Dermatomycoses/*diagnosis; Onychomycosis/diagnosis; Tinea Capitis/diagnosis; Tinea Versicolor/diagnosis

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

2061–2065

Issue

6

Volume

43

Citation

Brodell R T; Helms S E; Snelson M E, “Office dermatologic testing: the KOH preparation.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5330.

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