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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 24-29

Topical antifungals: A review and their role in current management of dermatophytoses


Member, IADVL Task-force Against Recalcitrant Tinea (ITART); Department of Dermatology, K. J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Shital Amin Poojary
Department of Dermatology, K. J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/CDR.CDR_34_17

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Topical antifungals are an important adjuvant in treatment of dermatophytosis. Also specific situations such as dermatophytoses in pregnancy and infants often warrant topical therapy. Several new topical antifungals and newer formulations hold out the promise of enhanced effectiveness of topical therapy in dermatophytosis. This article reviews the entire spectrum of topical antifungals and formulations and their role in management of dermatophytosis.


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