Fungal infections of the skin and nail: new treatment options.

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Fungal infections of the skin and nail: new treatment options.

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2014 Sep 22;:1-17

Authors: Eldridge ML, Chambers CJ, Sharon VR, Thompson GR

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.

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