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J. Fungi 2018, 4(3), 99;

Therapy of Skin, Hair and Nail Fungal Infections

Kings College London, London SE5 9RS, UK
Received: 25 June 2018 / Revised: 10 August 2018 / Accepted: 10 August 2018 / Published: 20 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Treatments for Fungal Infections)
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Treatment of superficial fungal infections has come a long way. This has, in part, been through the development and evaluation of new drugs. However, utilising new strategies, such as identifying variation between different species in responsiveness, e.g., in tinea capitis, as well as seeking better ways of ensuring adequate concentrations of drug in the skin or nail, and combining different treatment methods, have played equally important roles in ensuring steady improvements in the results of treatment. Yet there are still areas where we look for improvement, such as better remission and cure rates in fungal nail disease, and the development of effective community treatment programmes to address endemic scalp ringworm. View Full-Text
Keywords: dermatophytes; cutaneous candidiasis; Malassezia infection; treatment; onychomycosis dermatophytes; cutaneous candidiasis; Malassezia infection; treatment; onychomycosis
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