In this article as part of the exclusive series on dermatophytosis, Dr. DG Saple explains new antifungal treatments and highlights the need for a holistic approach to manage tinea cruris and corporis that involves patient counselling so as to prevent treatment failure and recurrence.
The growing incidence of antimicrobial resistance is well known, but increasing antifungal resistance- not as much. In this exclusive series, Dr. DG Saple explains that in order to understand resistance in dermatophytosis, it is important to first understand the factors responsible for it.
Presentation of dermatophytosis lesions has changed in recent years and since lesions are rapidly evolving, it has become mandatory to prevent misdiagnosis or even overdiagnosis of Tinea. In this article, Dr. DG Saple focuses on laboratory tests which can aid in accurate diagnosis of the infection.
Lately, there has been an exponential rise in the atypical and extensive lesions of dermatophytosis, which do not respond as expected- recalcitrant dermatophytosis. Here, Dr. DG Saple focuses on how Dermatophytosis has gone from a localised infection to a new-age epidemic in recent years.