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Table 1 Study description

From: Meta-analysis of the utility of culture, biopsy, and direct KOH examination for the diagnosis of onychomycosis

Author Year N Gender Age range in years (Mean) Agents
#Wa #Mb   #Dc #Yd #NDMe
Lawry et al. [11] 2000 63 29 34 33–93 13 1 7
Borkowski et al. [13] 2001 50 31 19 11–98 (56) NR NR NR
Weinberg et al. [26] 2003 105 NR NR NR NR NR NR
Karimzadegan-Nia et al. [14] 2007 96 54 42 NR 9 13 3
Hsiao et al. [22] 2007 88 41 47 18–80 (50±16) NR NR NR
Shenoy et al. [28] 2008 101 61 40 16–80 (45) 11 2 22
Alkhayat et al. [25] 2009 141 NR NR NR 28 15 30
Wilsmann-Theis et al. [21] 2011 1146 367 779 (56) NR NR NR
Haghani et al. [20] 2013 101 79 22 NR 5 23 32
Jung et al. [27] 2015 493 222 271 (55±16) 130 1 19
Jeelani et al. [15] 2015 216 104 112 1–90 (36±17) 70 30 26
Hajar et al. [24] 2015 192 NR NR NR 29 6 NR
Velasquez et al. [23] 2016 66 50 16 19–87 (55±16) 13 16 24
   2858 1038 1382 0 308 107 163
  1. Absolute frequency of aWomen bMen cDermatophytes dYeasts eNon-dermatophyte moulds