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An Bras Dermatol. 2013 Nov-Dec;88(6):937-44. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20132018.

Treatment of superficial mycoses: review. Part II.

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Prof. Rubem David Azulay Dermatology Institute, Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de JaneiroRJ, Brazil, MD, PhD, Professor of the Post-Graduation program at Prof. Rubem David Azulay Dermatology Institute at Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro (IDPRDA - SCMRJ) - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil.
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Prof. Rubem David Azulay Dermatology Institute, Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de JaneiroRJ, Brazil, MD, Post-graduation in course at Prof. Rubem David Azulay Dermatology Institute at Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro (IDPRDA - SCMRJ) - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil.
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MD, Dermatologist - Private practice - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil.
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London University, MD, PhD in Dermatology at London University. Coordinator of the Dermatology post-graduation program and chief of the mycology sector at Prof. Rubem David Azulay Dermatology Institute at Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro (IDPRDA - SCMRJ) - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil.
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Dermatology Service, Prof. Rubem David Azulay Dermatology Institute, Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de JaneiroRJ, Brazil, MD, MSc, Chief of the Dermatology Service at Prof. Rubem David Azulay Dermatology Institute at Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro (IDPRDA -SCMRJ) - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil. Chair Professor of the Post-graduation Program at Rio de Janeiro Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-RJ). Professor at Souza Marques Foundation and Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ) - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil.

Abstract

Superficial fungal infections of the hair, skin and nails are a major cause of morbidity in the world. Choosing the right treatment is not always simple because of the possibility of drug interactions and side effects. The first part of the article discusses the main treatments for superficial mycoses - keratophytoses, dermatophytosis, candidiasis, with a practical approach to the most commonly-used topical and systemic drugs , referring also to their dosage and duration of use. Promising new, antifungal therapeutic alternatives are also highlighted, as well as available options on the Brazilian and world markets.

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24474103
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PMC3900345
DOI:
10.1590/abd1806-4841.20132018
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