Therapy of Skin, Hair and Nail Fungal Infections

Roderick Hay
2018 Journal of Fungi  
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
more » ... s 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.
doi:10.3390/jof4030099 pmid:30127244 fatcat:znvalewqvbarjkwnoouqtye444