How To Treat Dystrophic Nails

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Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM

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   For further reading, see “Roundtable Insights On Treating Onychomycosis” in the May 2011 issue of Podiatry Today.

   Dr. Vlahovic pens a monthly blog for Podiatry Today. To access it, visit .

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