Fungal Infections

Managing aspergillosis: updated guidelines from IDSA

Managing aspergillosis: updated guidelines from IDSA

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New guidelines for the treatment and management of aspergillosis have been published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Laser therapy for onychomycosis of the toenails


Laser therapy for onychomycosis of the toenails


What is the mechanism of action for laser treatment for onychomycosis of the toenails?

Treating antifungal-resistant ear infection
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Treating antifungal-resistant ear infection
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What is the best way to handle ear fungus that is resistant to ketoconazole?

FDA limits indications for Nizoral oral tablets

FDA limits indications for Nizoral oral tablets

Ketoconazole oral tablets have been associated with severe liver injuries and adrenal gland problems, as well as harmful drug interactions.

Ice pops culprit in false-positive aspergillosis test

Ice pops culprit in false-positive aspergillosis test

Certain food additives, such as sodium gluconate, may cause false-positive galactomannan test results.

Antifungal therapy in the elderly

Antifungal therapy in the elderly

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What is the best treatment option for an elderly man with a two-year history of onychomycosis?

Onychomycosis diagnosis

Onychomycosis diagnosis

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What is the most sensitive test to use when trying to diagnose toenail fungus?

Evaluating fungal infections in men and women

Evaluating fungal infections in men and women

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Fungal infections are less common in men than women, and may present differently, making diagnosis challenging for health-care providers.

Options for onychomycosis

Options for onychomycosis

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What is an effective alternative to oral medications or topical ciclopirox (Penlac) for onychomycosis?

Growing skin plaques with scale

Growing skin plaques with scale

Two patients present to the dermatology clinic with scaly pruritic lesions on the forearm. Can you differentiate between the two?

Is this rash related to terbinafine?

A patient taking terbinafine for onychogryphosis developed a fine pruritic rash over sun exposed body areas while on vacation. Could the drug be to blame?

CDC warns of emerging infections

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Fungal infections, invasive Haemophilus influenza and legionellosis are on the rise in the United States.

New-onset alopecia in women

What is the appropriate workup in an otherwise healthy woman aged 75 years with new-onset hair loss?

Fluconazole associated with birth defects

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Taking high does of the antifungal fluconazole (Diflucan, Pfizer) during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause birth defects, the FDA warns.

Burning rash spreads from the trunk to the rest of the body

Burning rash spreads from the trunk to the rest of the body

A Fite stain leads to the correct diagnosis of these lesions in a man originally from Micronesia.

Bacterial biofilms explained

What are bacterial biofilms, and is there a link between these communities and chronic infections? What treatment strategies are recommended?

Stubborn onychomycosis

My patient's onychomycosis is responding poorly despite treatment with terbinafine and itraconazole. What do you suggest I do next?

Candidiasis: New agents for invasive infections

Candidiasis: New agents for invasive infections

Updated guidelines spell out therapy for superficial as well as life-threatening disease variants that are the product of modern medicine.

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