Fungal infections of the skin and nail: New treatment options

Matthew L. Eldridge, Cynthia Chambers, Victoria R. Sharon, George Richard Thompson

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Abstract

Knowledge of the currently available antifungal agents, along with clinical, microbiologic and histopathologic methods, can help the medical professional optimally manage skin and nail fungal infections. With regards to treatment of fungal disease of the skin or nail, there are a variety of systemic antifungal agents, including several newer agents that have different formulations, tolerability, adverse effect profiles and spectrum of activity. This review will highlight the clinically important fungal infections of the skin and nail and describe the activity and role of antifungal treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1389-1405
Number of pages17
JournalExpert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy
Volume12
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

Keywords

  • antifungal therapy
  • cutaneous infection
  • dermatophyte
  • fluconazole
  • isavuconazole
  • itraconazole
  • posaconazole
  • voriconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology
  • Virology

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