Key Features

  • Superficial fungal infection is the most prevalent skin disease.

  • Detection of the pathogen from a lesion by mycological tests is essentially important.

  • Superficial infections are usually successfully treated with topical antimycotics.

  • Onychomycoses and hair infections require oral antimycotics.


Tinea Capitis Tinea Pedis Tinea Corporis Superficial Fungal Infection Tinea Cruris 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyKanazawa Medical UniversityKahokuJapan

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