Topical treatment of common superficial tinea infections.

  title={Topical treatment of common superficial tinea infections.},
  author={Andrew Weinstein and Brian Berman},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={65 10},
Tinea infections are superficial fungal infections caused by three species of fungi collectively known as dermatophytes. Commonly these infections are named for the body part affected, including tinea corporis (general skin), tinea cruris (groin), and tinea pedis (feet). Accurate diagnosis is necessary for effective treatment. Diagnosis is usually based on history and clinical appearance plus direct microscopy of a potassium hydroxide preparation. Culture or histologic examination is rarely… CONTINUE READING


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