Tinea pedis: diagnosis and management


Bristow, I.R. (2004) Tinea pedis: diagnosis and management Podiatry Now, 7, (3), pp. 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
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ePrint ID: 58895
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August 2004Published
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 17:35
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/58895

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