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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 34-37

Managing dermatophytoses in pregnancy, lactation, and children


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Smitha S Prabhu
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/CDR.CDR_29_17

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Chronic and recurrent dermatophytosis is on the rise. Managing dermatophytosis in special circumstances such as pregnancy and lactation and in children is a challenge. Topicals are safe in most cases, whereas oral antifungals are better avoided in pregnancy and lactation. In children, systemic antifungals are to be dose modified according to body weight.


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