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Tinea pedis: diagnosis and management

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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.

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

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Published date: August 2004
Keywords: nail fungal infection, foot, podiatry

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Local EPrints ID: 58895
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/58895
ISSN: 1460-731X
PURE UUID: c6f4d8dd-4cfb-4d03-a6ee-d52bcd38941b

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Date deposited: 19 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:25

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