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A large-scale North American study of fungal isolates from nails: the frequency of onychomycosis, fungal distribution, and antifungal susceptibility patterns.
The higher frequency of onychomycosis in this study may confirm the suspected increase in incidence of disease in North America. Expand
Ecology and epidemiology of dermatophyte infections.
  • R. Aly
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • 1 September 1994
Although the incidence of tinea capitis is declining in developed nations, tinea pedis and onychomycosis are becoming more common and the increased use of athletic shoes both by men and women and communal bathing could be contributing factors. Expand
Effect of prolonged occlusion on the microbial flora, pH, carbon dioxide and transepidermal water loss on human skin.
The effects of prolonged occlusion on the normal microbial skin flora, pH, transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and carbon dioxide emission rate (CDER) were studied. The total average counts beforeExpand
Common superficial fungal infections in patients with AIDS.
  • R. Aly, T. Berger
  • Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
  • 1 May 1996
Most forms of dermatophytosis in HIV-positive patients respond well to many topical antifungal agents, such as azoles, terbinafine, and ciclopirox olamine, but if the disease is chronic and extensive, then ketoconazole, fluconazoles, and itraconazole are each effective. Expand
The prevalence of dermatophyte infection in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus
This data indicates that pre- and post-HIV infection with HIV is associated with an increased susceptibility to dermatophytes, and the use of antiretroviral medication to treat these conditions is a viable option. Expand
Effects of Breathable Disposable Diapers: Reduced Prevalence of Candida and Common Diaper Dermatitis
Infants wearing breathable disposable diapers experienced significantly less diaper dermatitis (DD) compared to infants wearing standard, nonbreathable disposable diapers in a series of double‐blindExpand
Microbial flora of atopic dermatitis.
The microbial flora of dermatitic skin, uninvolved skin, and the anterior nares of subjects with atopic eczema were investigated and Staphylococcus aureus was the predominant organism in the lesions and constituted 91% of the total aerobic bacterial flora. Expand
Bacterial adherence to nasal mucosal cells
The data suggest a high degree of specificity involved in the adherence of bacteria to nasal mucosal cells, and the greater affinity of S. aureus for the nasal mucosa cells of carriers (than noncarriers) seems to be a property of mucosal Cells rather than bacteria. Expand
Adherence of Staphylococcus aureus to squamous epithelium: role of fibronectin and teichoic acid.
  • R. Aly, S. Levit
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Reviews of infectious diseases
  • 1 July 1987
By use of biologic assays based on the specific adherence of S. aureus to nasal epithelium, it was determined that the binding site for fibronectin appears to be teichoic acid. Expand
Once-weekly fluconazole (150, 300, or 450 mg) in the treatment of distal subungual onychomycosis of the toenail.
The results of this study support the use of fluconazole in the treatment of distal subungual onychomycosis of the toenail caused by dermatophytes as clinically and mycologically effective as well as safe and well tolerated. Expand