fungal infection

Derms likely to misdiagnose fungal infections on visual inspectionA recent survey asking dermatologists to visually determine whether clinical photos are or aren’t fungal infections suggests visual inspection might not be enough for accurate diagnoses.
Tea tree oil: What can it do for your patients?
Tea tree oil: What can it do for your patients?Studies are available that show promising application of tea tree oil for various dermatologic infections such as bacterial and fungal conditions and molluscum as well as inflammatory conditions such as acne
New antifungal drug approved by FDACresemba (isavuconazonium sulfate, Astellas Pharma US) has just been approved by FDA for the treatment of adults suffering from the rare but serious infections of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis. Individuals with weakened immune systems are most prone to these infections.
New topical antifungals provide better penetrationNew topical antifungal treatments provide better penetration and efficacy than their predecessors, says an expert.
What's Your DiagnosisAn 8-year-old girl was brought in by her parents. They said she has had this enlarging "growth" on her leg for over one month, and they are worried it could be cancer.
Correct: Tinea CorporisAn 8-year-old girl was brought in by her parents. They said she has had this enlarging "growth" on her leg for over 1 month, and they are worried it could be cancer. Learn more about tinea corporis
Fungal infections may mimic malignanciesCommon diseases can present in unusual ways, so treatment-resistant fungal infections on the skin should be biopsied, as these infections can mimic or coexist with malignancies, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Dermatology Association.