Journal article

Superficial fungal infections.

Tom Kovitwanichkanont, Alvin H Chong

Aust J Gen Pract | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Tinea is a common fungal infection that can affect the skin, nails and hair. Tinea infection has a variety of clinical manifestations and affects all age groups, ranging from tinea pedis in adults to tinea capitis in pre-pubertal children. OBJECTIVE: This article provides an updated overview of the common clinical manifestations and practical approaches to the diagnosis and management of tinea infections. DISCUSSION: While tinea may be suspected on the basis of clinical grounds, it is important to be aware of the various conditions considered in the differential diagnosis that may mimic tinea infections. Topical and systemic antifungal modalities are available and are selected on..

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