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Fungal foot infection: the hidden enemy?

Bristow, Ivan and Mak, Manfred (2009) Fungal foot infection: the hidden enemy? Wounds UK, 5, (4), pp. 72-78.

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Abstract


When discussing tissue viability in the lower limb, much attention is focused on the role of bacterial infection. However, fungal skin infection is a more frequent and more recurrent pathogen which often goes undetected by the practitioner and patient alike. Potentially, untreated fungal foot infection can facilitate secondary problems such as superficial bacterial infections, or, more seriously, lower limb cellulitis. Often simple measures can prevent fungal foot infection and therefore reduce the possibility of complications. This article will review the presentation of tinea pedis and onychomycosis, their effects and management.
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Published date: 2009
Keywords: complex wounds, infection

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Local EPrints ID: 173303
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/173303
ISSN: 1746-6814
PURE UUID: 7bb78fd8-e15e-4f16-8381-87b6d7d20ea5

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Date deposited: 03 Feb 2011 09:20
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:13

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Author: Ivan Bristow
Author: Manfred Mak

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