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Common Foot Problems: Over-the-Counter Treatments and Home Care.

Am Fam Physician 2018 Sep;98(5):298-303

Virginia Commonwealth University Fairfax Family Practice, Fairfax, VA, USA.

Most foot disorders do not require podiatry referral or complex interventions. After the clinical diagnosis is made, these conditions can typically be managed with over-the-counter (OTC) and home remedies, with guidance from the primary care physician. Stretching and strengthening exercises, along with the use of heel cups, resolve most plantar fasciitis cases and are at least as effective as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or steroid injections. Read More

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September 2018
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Molecular Epidemiological Analysis of the Spreading Conditions of Trichophyton  in the Long-term Care Facilities in Japan.

Jpn J Infect Dis 2018 Aug 31. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Graduate School of Health Care Science, Bunkyo Gakuin University.

Tinea pedis and Tinea unguium are the common infectious disease, and it is reported a lot of the elderly people develop these infections. In this study, in order to investigate whether strains from the same type origin are spreading inside the long-term care facility or not, we analyzed Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes isolated from the residents and the staff at the facilities located in Kanto area, using a genomic analytical method targeting tandem repeat regions in the non-transcribed spacer (NTS) region of ribosomal DNA. Five NTS types were confirmed in T. Read More

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A Phase 2, Controlled, Dose-Ranging Study of SB208, an Investigational Topical Nitric Oxide-Releasing Drug, for the Treatment of Tinea Pedis.

J Drugs Dermatol 2018 Aug;17(8):888-893

Background: Tinea pedis, or athlete's foot, is a superficial, skin infection caused by dermatophytes. It is usually topically treated. Nitric oxide is endogenously produced in humans and has a variety of physiologic and antimicrobial properties. Read More

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Skin Infections.

Prim Care 2018 Sep;45(3):433-454

Department of Family Medicine, Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program, 4320 Holmestown Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588, USA.

The primary care provider will commonly see skin and soft tissue infections in the outpatient setting. Skin and soft tissue infections range from the uncomplicated impetigo to the potentially lethal necrotizing fasciitis. This article reviews these infections based on their underlying etiology: bacterial, fungal, and viral causes. Read More

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September 2018
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Estimated burden of serious human fungal diseases in Turkey.

Mycoses 2018 Aug 14. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

The National Aspergillosis Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, The University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK.

The current number of fungal infections occurring each year in Turkey is unknown. We estimated the burden of serious human fungal diseases based on the population at risk, existing epidemiological data from 1920 to 2017 and modelling previously described by the LIFE program (http://www.LIFE-worldwide. Read More

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August 2018
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Expert Consensus on The Management of Dermatophytosis in India (ECTODERM India).

BMC Dermatol 2018 07 24;18(1). Epub 2018 Jul 24.

Department of Dermatology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India.

Background: Dermatophytosis management has become an important public health issue, with a large void in research in the area of disease pathophysiology and management. Current treatment recommendations appear to lose their relevance in the current clinical scenario. The objective of the current consensus was to provide an experience-driven approach regarding the diagnosis and management of tinea corporis, cruris and pedis. Read More

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July 2018
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Part I: Onychomycosis: Clinical Overview and Diagnosis.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Jun 27. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Dermatology, NY, NY.

Onychomycosis is a fungal nail infection caused by dermatophytes, non-dermatophytes, and yeast and is the most common nail disorder seen in clinical practice. It is an important problem, as it may cause local pain, paresthesias, difficulties performing activities of daily life, and impair social interactions. In the following continuing medical education manuscript, we review the epidemiology, risk factors, and clinical presentation of onychomycosis and demonstrate current and emerging diagnostic strategies. Read More

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June 2018
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Exoproteome Analysis of Human Pathogenic Dermatophyte Species and Identification of Immunoreactive Proteins.

Proteomics Clin Appl 2018 Jun 28:e1800007. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Klinik und Poliklinik für Hautkrankheiten, University Medicine Greifswald, 17475, Greifswald, Germany.

Purpose: Increasing incidence of onychomycosis and tinea pedis in humans of industrialized countries together with deep tissue infections are a therapeutic challenge in clinical mycology. For a better understanding of the pathology and immunology of infection, the authors analyze the exoproteomes of three reference strains of the most common clinical dermatophyte species (Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton interdigitale, Arthroderma benhamiae) and of Trichophyton strains isolated from affected patients.

Experimental Design: Extracellular proteins of those in vitro grown strains are separated via 2D High Performance Electrophoresis and identified by mass spectrometry to find proteins with provoked host immune reactivity. Read More

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June 2018
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Response to: Comment on "Prevalence, Etiology, and Risk Factors of Tinea Pedis and Tinea Unguium in Tunisia".

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2018 22;2018:2563207. Epub 2018 May 22.

Laboratoire de Mycologie, Pathologies et Biomarqueurs, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Université Tunis El Manar, 2092 Tunis, Tunisia.

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May 2018
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Comment on "Prevalence, Etiology, and Risk Factors of Tinea Pedis and Tinea Unguium in Tunisia".

Authors:
Talel Badri

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2018 15;2018:4859514. Epub 2018 Apr 15.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia.

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April 2018
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Tatami Mats: A Source of Pitted Keratolysis in a Martial Arts Athlete?

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Apr;26(1):68-70

Daniela Ledić Drvar, MD, PhD, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, School of Medicine University of Zagreb, Šalata 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia;

Dear Editor, Pitted keratolysis (PK), also known as keratosis plantaris sulcatum, is a non-inflammatory, bacterial, superficial cutaneous infection, characterized by many discrete superficial crateriform ''pits'' and erosions in the thickly keratinized skin of the weight-bearing regions of the soles of the feet (1). The disease often goes unnoticed by the patient, but when it is noticed it is because of the unbearable malodor and hyperhidrosis of the feet, which are socially unacceptable and cause great anxiety to many of the patients. PK occurs worldwide, with the incidence rates varying based on the environment and occupation. Read More

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April 2018
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Nitric Oxide-Releasing Macromolecule Exhibits Broad-Spectrum Antifungal Activity and Utility as a Topical Treatment for Superficial Fungal Infections.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2018 Jul 26;62(7). Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Novan, Inc., Morrisville, North Carolina, USA.

Cutaneous and superficial fungal infections affecting the skin, nails, and hair of humans are caused primarily by dermatophytes of the genera and or by yeasts of the genera and Onychomycosis is a common fungal infection of the nail that frequently coexists with tinea pedis, the most prevalent mycotic skin infection. Efficacy rates for current topical onychomycosis therapies are hampered by low drug penetration across the nail plate, which is theoretically obviated with nitric oxide (NO)-based topical therapies. The Nitricil technology platform is comprised of polysiloxane-based macromolecules that stably release therapeutic levels of NO. Read More

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July 2018
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Phytochemical analysis and docking study of compounds present in a polyherbal preparation used in the treatment of dermatophytosis.

Curr Med Mycol 2017 Dec;3(4):6-14

Department of Pharmacology, Meenakshi Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India.

Background And Purpose: Soleshine is a polyherbal preparation established in the market for the treatment of cracks and tinea pedis, which is applied externally. This preparation is composed of the extracts of indigenous plants, namely and , mixed with castor oil and sesame oil. In the present study, an attempt was made to identify the constituents of soleshine and identify some potential drug-like molecules that can inhibit important drug targets of the dermatophytes using molecular docking method. Read More

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December 2017
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Skin microbiome changes in patients with interdigital tinea pedis.

Br J Dermatol 2018 Oct 4;179(4):965-968. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Department of Dermatology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China.

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October 2018

[Early detection of occupational skin diseases in sewer workers].

Hautarzt 2018 Sep;69(9):731-736

Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie am Biederstein, Technische Universität München, Biedersteiner Str. 29, 80802, München, Deutschland.

Background: Skin diseases affect 30-70% of the world population, and globally, skin cancer rates are continuously increasing. In this respect, prevention programs and early detection of skin diseases are of particular importance.

Objectives: To screen sewer workers for skin diseases with regard to their work-related risk. Read More

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September 2018
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Epidemiology of dermatophytoses in 31 municipalities of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina: A 6-year study.

Rev Iberoam Micol 2018 Apr - Jun;35(2):97-102. Epub 2018 Mar 29.

Mycology Department, INEI, ANLIS "Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán", Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Background: No reliable data are available in the province of Buenos Aires regarding the frequency of dermatophytoses and other fungal diseases. The distribution of the clinical forms and the species involved are also unknown.

Aims: To present the data collected by the laboratories participating in the Mycology Network of the province of Buenos Aires (MNPBA) from a retrospective epidemiological survey on dermatophytoses. Read More

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March 2018
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Proximal Subungual Onychomycosis in the Immunocompetent: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

J Drugs Dermatol 2018 Apr;17(4):475-478

Proximal subungual onychomycosis (PSO), which predominantly involves the nail plate from the proximal nail fold, is the rarest form of onychomycosis. Classically associated with an immunocompromised state, PSO is an uncommon diagnosis in individuals without immunodeficiency. We present a case of a healthy 51-year-old man, who presented with a three-month history of white discoloration of multiple toenails. Read More

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April 2018
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Tinea pedis acquired in mosques?

Mycoses 2018 Nov 10;61(11):794-795. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

We present four cases of interdigital tinea pedis in Italian tourists which was probably acquired in Turkish mosques and holy Muslim places. In all patients mycological examinations were positive for Trichophyton rubrum. All patients were successfully treated with bifonazole cream (one application/day for three weeks). Read More

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November 2018
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Efficacy of combination of ozonated water with oil for treatment of tinea pedis.

Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2018 Feb;43(2):147-151

Department of Dermatology, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410013, China.

Objective: To evaluate efficacy of combined therapy with ozonated water and oil on patients with tinea pedis.
 Methods: A total of 60 patients with tinea pedis were divided into 2 groups in a randomized and blinded test. Patients in a control group were treated with naftinfine hydrochloride and ketoconazole cream once a day. Read More

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February 2018
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Treatment of Signs and Symptoms (Pruritus) of Interdigital Tinea Pedis With Econazole Nitrate Foam, 1.

J Drugs Dermatol 2018 Feb;17(2):229-232

Background: Tinea pedis is the most common dermatophyte infection. Treatment is critical to alleviate pruritic symptoms, to reduce the risk for secondary bacterial infection, and to limit the spread of infection to other body sites or other individuals. The objective of this study was to compare the abilities of econazole nitrate topical foam, 1% and ketoconazole cream (2%) to reduce pruritus, thus improving quality of life, and to determine patient preference for the foam product versus the cream product in patients with interdigital tinea pedis. Read More

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February 2018
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Prevalence and Clinical Correlation of Superficial Fungal Foot Infection in Thai Naval Rating Cadets.

Mil Med 2018 Feb 13. Epub 2018 Feb 13.

Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 2 Wanglang Road, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand.

Background: Superficial fungal foot infection is one of the most important dermatological diseases currently affecting military personnel. Many Thai naval rating cadets are found to suffer from superficial fungal foot infections and their sequels.

Objective: To investigate prevalence, potent risk factors, responding pathogens and clinical correlation of superficial fungal foot infection in Thai naval rating cadets training in Naval rating school, Sattahip, Thailand. Read More

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February 2018
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Characterizing the clinical isolates of dermatophytes in Hamadan city, Central west of Iran, using PCR-RLFP method.

J Mycol Med 2018 Mar 11;28(1):101-105. Epub 2018 Feb 11.

Infectious Diseases Research Center (IDRC), Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran. Electronic address:

Objective: Dermatophytosis is one of the most common mycotic infections, which considered as a public health problem in the major of countries. This study evaluated the molecular epidemiology of dermatophytosis in patients referred to Farshchian hospital in Hamadan city with PCR-RFLP method.

Materials And Methods: Four hundred and five specimens from clinically suspected patients of dermatophytosis were collected and analyzed by direct microscopic and culture. Read More

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March 2018
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Severe lower limb cellulitis: defining the epidemiology and risk factors for primary episodes in a population-based case-control study.

Clin Microbiol Infect 2018 Oct 7;24(10):1089-1094. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

Infectious Diseases Department, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Research Institute, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia. Electronic address:

Objective: To describe the epidemiology and risk factors for primary episodes of severe lower leg cellulitis (LLC).

Methods: This was a longitudinal cohort study using state-wide data linkage of adults presenting to Western Australian (WA) hospitals with a first ever LLC from January 2002 to December 2013. The study aimed at determining risk factors, medical records from the index patient, together with comparable data from controls matched by age, sex, postcode, and month of admission. Read More

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October 2018
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[Prevalence of dermatomycoses in professional football players : A study based on data of German Bundesliga fitness check-ups (2013-2015) compared to data of the general population].

Hautarzt 2018 May;69(5):401-407

Institut für Versorgungsforschung in der Dermatologie und bei Pflegeberufen (IVDP), Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Martinistr. 52, 20246, Hamburg, Deutschland.

Background: The prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of onychomycosis is of great importance for professional athletes to avoid physical limitations by complications. So far, there is only little data on the prevalence of dermatomycosis in professional athletes.

Objectives: The aim of the study was to detect the prevalence of dermatomycosis in professional football players compared to the general population. Read More

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May 2018
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Blad-containing oligomer: a novel fungicide used in crop protection as an alternative treatment for tinea pedis and tinea versicolor.

J Med Microbiol 2018 Feb;67(2):198-207

1​CEV, SA, Parque Industrial de Cantanhede/Biocant-Park, lote 120, 3060-197 Cantanhede, Portugal.

Purpose: The lack of novel antifungal drugs and the increasing incidence and severity of fungal infections are major concerns worldwide. Herein, we tested the activity of the Blad-containing oligomer (BCO), a new antifungal molecule already in use for agriculture, on Malassezia spp. and dermatophytes, the causal agents of human tinea versicolor and tinea pedis. Read More

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February 2018
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Hemorrhagic vesiculobullous eruption on the palms and the soles as presentation of dyshidrosiform bullous pemphigoid.

JAAD Case Rep 2018 Jan 19;4(1):61-63. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Science, Institute of Dermatology, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.

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January 2018
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The efficacy of gaseous ozone against different forms of .

Curr Med Mycol 2017 Jun;3(2):26-32

Department of Medical Mycology, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

Background And Purpose: Ozone is an inorganic molecule with effective antimicrobial properties. Clinical treatment of ozonated water was used for the elimination of , , endotoxins, and biofilms from root canals. In addition, its therapeutic effects for tinea pedis, ulcers, and leishmaniasis were investigated. Read More

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June 2017
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Recurrent dermatophytosis: A rising problem in Sikkim, a Himalayan state of India.

Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2017 Oct-Dec;60(4):541-545

Department of Dermatology, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim, India.

Changing pattern of dermatophytic infection among people of Sikkim over the past few years and its recurrence rate has brought a need to do a study on clinical pattern and its recurrence from this part of the country. The objectives of this study are to discern the clinical patterns of dermatophytosis, identification of the isolated fungi to its species level and to see the pattern of its recurrence. The study was carried out from January 2015 to May 2016. Read More

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July 2018
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Epidemiological status of dermatophytosis in Guilan, north of Iran.

Curr Med Mycol 2017 Mar;3(1):20-24

Division of Molecular Biology, Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background And Purpose: The epidemiological features of dermatophytoses have been characterized in many geographical locations of Iran, but not in Guilan, North of Iran. This study was carried out to determine the distribution pattern of dermatophytoses and their relevant agents in Guilan, North of Iran, over a period of one year, from April 2010 to April 2011.

Materials And Methods: The clinical samples of skin, hair, and nail from 889 outpatients (317 men vs. Read More

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March 2017
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Toenail onychomycosis by Trichophyton rubrum and concurrent infestation with Tyrophagus putrescentiae.

Infez Med 2017 Dec;25(4):377-380

Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Biomediche, Clinica Dermatologica di Terni, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Terni, Italy.

A remarkable case of onychomycosis by Trichophyton (T.) rubrum combined with nail infestation by Tyrophagus (T.) putrescentiae in an elderly diabetic farmer is described and discussed. Read More

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December 2017
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Common Child and Adolescent Cutaneous Infestations and Fungal Infections.

Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care 2018 Jan 6;48(1):3-25. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

Department of Dermatology, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH.

Cutaneous infections and infestations are common among children and adolescents. Ectoparasitic infestations affect individuals across the globe. Head lice, body lice, scabies, and infestations with bed bugs are seen in individuals who reside in both resource poor areas and in developed countries. Read More

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January 2018
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Clinical trial designs for topical antifungal treatments of onychomycosis and implications on clinical practice.

Cutis 2017 Oct;100(4):259-264

Pinehurst Skin Center, North Carolina, USA.

There currently are 3 topical agents approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat onychomycosis: tavaborole, efinaconazole, and ciclopirox. The phase 3 clinical trial designs for these treatments and their notable differences make it difficult for clinicians to interpret the data into clinical practice. For example, the primary end point predominantly used to assess efficacy in all the trials is complete cure, defined as no involvement of the nail plus mycologic cure; also, a notable number of patients fail to achieve a complete cure despite clear improvement in the nail. Read More

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October 2017
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[Interdigital tinea pedis resulting from Fusarium spp. in Dakar, Senegal].

J Mycol Med 2018 Mar 11;28(1):227-231. Epub 2017 Nov 11.

Laboratoire de parasitologie-mycologie, CHU Aristide-Le-Dantec, BP 16477, Dakar, Sénégal; Service de parasitologie-mycologie, faculté de médecine, de pharmacie et d'odontologie, université Cheikh-Anta-Diop, BP 5005, Dakar, Sénégal.

Introduction: Fungal interdigital tinea pedis (ITP) is a common pathology mainly due to dermatophytes and yeasts. Fusarium sp. is rarely incriminated in the genesis of intertrigo. Read More

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March 2018
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The risks and external effects of diabetic foot ulcer on diabetic patients: A hospital-based survey in Wuhan area, China.

Wound Repair Regen 2017 09 12;25(5):858-863. Epub 2017 Dec 12.

Department of Wound Repair Surgery, Liyuan Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a common complication observed in diabetic patients and affects diabetic patients in multiple ways. Severe DFU even leads to amputation in many cases. Early detection and intervention of DFU in diabetic patients can significantly relieve the pain caused by the ulcer and also keep patients from losing limbs in severe cases. Read More

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September 2017
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Management of mycoses in daily practice.

G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2017 Dec;152(6):642-650

Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS Foundation, Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy -

The guideline recommendations, albeit founded on thorough reviews of clinically relevant literature data, are often not immediately adaptable to everyday life. Considering the marked heterogeneity of superficial mycoses, each of them requires specific management in a real life context; in all cases diagnostic confirmation is required with microscopic and culture examination. In tinea capitis oral therapy is necessary (minimum six weeks) and should be continued until clinical and, above all, mycological healing. Read More

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December 2017
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The Association between Tinea Pedis and Feet-Washing Behavior in Patients with Diabetes: A Cross-sectional Study.

Adv Skin Wound Care 2017 Nov;30(11):510-516

In Tokyo, Japan, Kimie Takehara, PhD, RN, is a Lecturer, Department of Nursing Administration/Advanced Clinical Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; Ayumi Amemiya, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Physiology, Graduate School of Nursing, Chiba University; Yuko Mugita, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor, Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; Yuichiro Tsunemi, PhD, MD, is an Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Women's Medical University; Yoko Seko, RN, is a Nurse Manager, The University of Tokyo Hospital; Yumiko Ohashi, RN, is a Ward Nurse, The University of Tokyo Hospital; Kohjiro Ueki, PhD, MD, is a Director, Diabetes Research Center, Research Institute National Center for Global Health and Medicine; Takashi Kadowaki, PhD, MD, is a Professor, Department of Metabolic Diseases, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; Makoto Oe, PhD, RN, is a Project Associate Professor, Global Nursing Research Center, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; Takashi Nagase, PhD, MD, is a Project Lecturer, Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; Mari Ikeda, PhD, RN, is a Professor, School of Nursing, Nursing Administration, Tokyo Women's Medical University; and Hiromi Sanada, PhD, WOCN, RN, is a Professor, Department of Nursing Administration/Advanced Clinical Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan.

Objectives: To examine the correlations between elements of feet-washing behavior, presence of tinea pedis (TP), and patients' background characteristics in order to identify a concrete intervention method to prevent TP.

Design And Participants: A cross-sectional study of 30 patients with diabetes (16 with TP) who were admitted to or visited the university hospital.

Main Outcome Measures: The presence of TP was confirmed by the detection of dermatophytes by direct microscopy. Read More

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November 2017
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Oxyresveratrol, a Stilbene Compound from Morus alba L. Twig Extract Active Against Trichophyton rubrum.

Phytother Res 2017 Dec 11;31(12):1842-1848. Epub 2017 Oct 11.

College of Biotechnology, Southwest University, Chongqing, 400715, China.

Morus alba L. (mulberry) twig is known to have an inhibitory effect on pathogens in traditional Chinese medicine. In the present study, the dermophytic fungus, Trichophyton rubrum, was used to evaluate the inhibitory effect of total M. Read More

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December 2017
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Successive potassium hydroxide testing for improved diagnosis of tinea pedis.

Cutis 2017 Aug;100(2):110-114

Division of Mycology, Department of Microbiology, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey.

In this study, we investigated the role of successive potassium hydroxide (KOH) tests for the diagnosis of tinea pedis with different clinical presentations. The study included 135 patients with 200 lesions that were clinically suspicious for tinea pedis. Three samples of skin scrapings were taken from each lesion in the same session and were examined using a KOH test. Read More

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August 2017
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Vinegar Sock Soak for Tinea Pedis or Onychomycosis.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Sep 22. Epub 2017 Sep 22.

University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. Electronic address:

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September 2017
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In vitro biofilms and antifungal susceptibility of dermatophyte and non-dermatophyte moulds involved in foot mycosis.

Mycoses 2018 Feb 15;61(2):79-87. Epub 2017 Oct 15.

Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Tinea pedis and onychomycosis are among the commonest fungal diseases in the world. Dermatophytes and, less frequently, non-dermatophyte moulds are aetiological agents of foot mycosis and are capable of forming biofilms. Fungal biofilm has demonstrated increasing drug resistance. Read More

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February 2018
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Epidemiological Study on Trichophyton Disseminating from the Feet of the Elderly.

Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi 2017 ;72(3):177-183

Graduate School of Health Care Science, Bunkyo Gakuin University.

Objectives: To grasp the colonization status of Trichophyton in terms of spreading rate, we investigated the intergenerational epidemiological difference in the spreading rate of Trichophyton from teenagers to the elderly aged over 65. In addition, the elderly people were divided into two groups: those living at nursing homes and those living at their homes. We compared the two groups in terms of the difference in the spreading rate of Trichophyton. Read More

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October 2017
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[Fungal aetiologies and contributing factors of interdigital tinea pedis among policemen in Abidjan (Ivory Coast)].

J Mycol Med 2017 Dec 5;27(4):561-566. Epub 2017 Sep 5.

Laboratoire de parasitologie, mycologie-zoologie, unité de formation et de recherche des sciences pharmaceutiques et biologiques, université Félix-Houphouët-Boigny, BPV 34 Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire; Laboratoire de parasitologie-mycologie, centre de diagnostic et de recherche sur le sida et les autres maladies infectieuses, CHU de Treichville, BPV 3, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

Aim Of The Study: Fungal interdigital tinea pedis are poorly documented in Ivory Coast. This study aimed to determine the distribution of fungal species and contributing factors of the disease among policemen in Abidjan.

Patients And Methods: Our cross-sectional study was carried out at the police school in Abidjan. Read More

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December 2017
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Prevalence, Etiology, and Risk Factors of Tinea Pedis and Tinea Unguium in Tunisia.

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2017 9;2017:6835725. Epub 2017 Aug 9.

Laboratoire de Mycologie, Pathologies et Biomarqueurs, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Université Tunis El Manar, 2092 Tunis, Tunisia.

Background: Foot mycoses are a frequent disease that represents a public health problem worldwide.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the epidemiology of foot mycoses among Tunisian patients, in order to determine the fungal etiological agents and to identify possible risk factors.

Patients And Methods: A prospective study of three hundred and ninety-two patients was undertaken during one year (2013-2014). Read More

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August 2017
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Human Infections with Microsporum gypseum Complex (Nannizzia gypsea) in Slovenia.

Mycopathologia 2017 Dec 24;182(11-12):1069-1075. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Microsporum gypseum complex is a group of geophillic dermatophytes with a worldwide distribution and is a rare cause of dermatomycoses in humans. The infection most commonly presents as tinea corporis, with some geographical and occupational variations. We studied M. Read More

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December 2017
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Dermatitis of the Foot: Epidemiologic and Clinical Features in 389 Children.

Pediatr Dermatol 2017 Sep 21;34(5):535-539. Epub 2017 Jul 21.

Dermatology Department, Valencia University General Hospital, Valencia, Spain.

Background/objectives: Footwear dermatitis is a form of contact dermatitis resulting from exposure to shoes. There have been only small studies regarding foot contact dermatitis in children. The present study was undertaken to define the prevalence and epidemiologic and clinical features of shoe dermatitis in children. Read More

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September 2017
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Epidemiological survey of dermatophytosis in Damascus, Syria, from 2008 to 2016.

Curr Med Mycol 2016 Sep;2(3):32-36

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of pharmacy, Arab international university (AIU), Ghabaghib, Daraa Governorate, Syria.

Background And Purpose: It is important to follow annually the probable changes in distribution pattern of dermatophytosis and its etiological agents in different communities. In this study, we determined the prevalence of dermatophytosis and its causative agents in Damascus, Syria, between 2008 and 2016.

Materials And Methods: A total of 4080 outpatients who visited the dermatological clinics in Damascus, were evaluated. Read More

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September 2016
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Analysis on curative effects and safety of 2% liranaftate ointment in treating tinea pedis and tinea corporis & cruris.

Pak J Pharm Sci 2017 May;30(3(Special)):1103-1106

Xinjiang Medical University, Wulumuqi, China.

The paper is intended to analyze and evaluate the specific curative effect and safety of 2% liranaftate ointment in treating patients with tinea pedis and tinea cruris. 1,100 cases of patients with tinea pedis and tinea corporis & cruris were selected as research objects and were divided into two groups according to the random number table method. They were treated with different methods: 550 cases of patients were treated with 2% liranaftate ointment for external use in the observation group and the rest 550 cases of patients were treated with 1% bifonazole cream in the control group. Read More

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May 2017
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Marjolin's squamous cell carcinoma of the hallux following recurrent ingrown toenail infections.

BMJ Case Rep 2017 Jun 14;2017. Epub 2017 Jun 14.

Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Marjolin's squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) affecting the toe is rare. Due to resemblance with benign conditions it can often result in misdiagnosis. We report a case of Marjolin's SCC affecting the proximal hallux in a patient with recurrent ingrown toenail infections. Read More

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June 2017
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