Article: article from journal or magazin.
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Diagnostic des onychomycose a moisissures et importance pour le traitement [Diagnosis of non dermatophyte onychomycosis ant its relevance for treatment].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish. PDF type: Le point sur...
PCR methods are reliable and suitable to in situ identify dermatophytes, yeasts and non dermatophyte moulds (NDM) in onychomycosis. Onychomycosis insensitive to standard treatment with topical agents as well as with oral terbinafine or itraconazole revealed Fusarium spp., Acremonium spp. and Aspergillus spp. as infectious agents. However, NDM onychomycosis could be efficiently cured using topical amphotericin B. In conclusion, correct fungal species identification is important in onychomycoses in order to prescribe adequate treatments since dermatophytes and moulds have different sensitivities to antifungal drugs.
Acremonium/isolation & purification, Amphotericin B/therapeutic use, Antifungal Agents/therapeutic use, Aspergillosis/diagnosis, Aspergillosis/drug therapy, Aspergillus/isolation & purification, Fusariosis/diagnosis, Fusariosis/drug therapy, Fusarium/isolation & purification, Humans, Itraconazole/therapeutic use, Naphthalenes/therapeutic use, Onychomycosis/diagnosis, Onychomycosis/drug therapy, Polymerase Chain Reaction/methods, Reproducibility of Results
Last modification date