Tinea pedis: diagnosis and management

Bristow, I.R. (2004) Tinea pedis: diagnosis and management. British Journal of Podiatry, 7, (3), 64-68.


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Dermatophyte onychomycosis is a common condition, particularly in the elderly and immunosuppressed. As these sections of
the population are set to increase, it is likely that the prevalence of dermatophytic nail infection will also increase. Advances in
antifungal therapy, with the introduction of newer and safer drugs such as terbinafine and itraconazole, have improved out-
comes significantly. However , around a quarter of patients will suffer reinfection or recurrence in the subsequent months. The
possible reasons for this are considered. Data from recently published studies have demonstrated an increased mycological
and clinical cure rate using a combination of topical and oral antifungal agents. This approach may be a cost-effective means
of improving outcomes for patients with more resistant nail disease.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1460-731X (print)
Keywords: nail fungal infection, foot, podiatry
Subjects: R Medicine > RL Dermatology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Superseded (SOHPRS)
ePrint ID: 58895
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:41
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/58895

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