Patients with voriconazole-resistant invasive aspergillosis have a higher mortality rate compared with patients with voriconazole-susceptible infection.
A 68-year-old patient with type 2 diabetes presents to a urologist to evaluate funguria, and a CT scan showed right hydroureteronephrosis.
New guidelines for the treatment and management of aspergillosis have been published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
What is the mechanism of action for laser treatment for onychomycosis of the toenails?
What is the best way to handle ear fungus that is resistant to ketoconazole?
Ketoconazole oral tablets have been associated with severe liver injuries and adrenal gland problems, as well as harmful drug interactions.
Certain food additives, such as sodium gluconate, may cause false-positive galactomannan test results.
What is the best treatment option for an elderly man with a two-year history of onychomycosis?
What is the most sensitive test to use when trying to diagnose toenail fungus?
Fungal infections are less common in men than women, and may present differently, making diagnosis challenging for health-care providers.
What is an effective alternative to oral medications or topical ciclopirox (Penlac) for onychomycosis?
Two patients present to the dermatology clinic with scaly pruritic lesions on the forearm. Can you differentiate between the two?
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?
Fungal infections, invasive Haemophilus influenza and legionellosis are on the rise in the United States.
What is the appropriate workup in an otherwise healthy woman aged 75 years with new-onset hair loss?
Taking high does of the antifungal fluconazole (Diflucan, Pfizer) during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause birth defects, the FDA warns.
A Fite stain leads to the correct diagnosis of these lesions in a man originally from Micronesia.
What are bacterial biofilms, and is there a link between these communities and chronic infections? What treatment strategies are recommended?
My patient's onychomycosis is responding poorly despite treatment with terbinafine and itraconazole. What do you suggest I do next?
Updated guidelines spell out therapy for superficial as well as life-threatening disease variants that are the product of modern medicine.