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Dermatophytes

Dermatophytes are molds that infect keratinized tissues including skin, hair, and nails. Whereas 40 dermatophyte species are known to infect humans, only about 15 of these are common causes of disease. These organisms belong to three genera, Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton. Because these fungi have such similar infectivity, morphology, and pathogenicity, they are often categorized according to the clinical syndrome and the preferred anatomic site with which they are associated, such as tinea capitis, tinea pedis, etc.

Use and Administration of Itraconazole 100 mg (Sporanox)

Itraconazole can be used to treat various superficial fungal infections, including the dermatophytoses, pityriasis versicolor, and mucosal and cutaneous forms of candidosis. It is also effective in patients with subcutaneous infections, such as chromoblastomycosis, sporotrichosis and certain forms of phaeohyphomycosis.

Management of Tinea Unguium (Amorolfine, Tioconazole, Itraconazole, Griseofulvin)

Fungal infection of the nails (onychomycosis) may be caused by a number of dermatophytes as well as by a number of other moulds and Candida species. There is wide geographical and racial variation in the causative agents, but in the UK 85-90% of nail infections are due to dermatophytes and about 5% are due to non-dermatophyte moulds.

Order Griseofulvin (Grifulvin) Without Prescription 250mg

Griseofulvin is used in the treatment of tineas (ringworm infections) of the skin, hair, and nails, including tinea barbae, tinea capitis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea pedis, and tinea unguium (onychomycosis) caused by susceptible species of Trichophyton, Microsporum, or Epidermophyton. Because the drug is not effective against other fungal infections, the infecting organism should be identified as a dermatophyte before initiating therapy.

Order Generic Sporanox (Itraconazole) No Prescription 100mg

Itraconazole generally is well tolerated. However, serious potentially life-threatening adverse effects, including congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, and hepatotoxicity, have occurred rarely in patients receiving IV or oral itraconazole. In clinical studies evaluating itraconazole for the treatment of systemic fungal infections, adverse effects requiring discontinuance of the drug occurred in up to 11% of patients; the median duration of therapy before discontinuance was 81 days (range: 2-776 days).

Order Without Prescription Terbinafine (Lamisil) 250mg

Terbinafine is used orally in the treatment of dermatophytic infections of the toenail or fingernail (onychomycosis, tinea unguium) caused by susceptible fungi. Prior to administration of oral terbinafine, appropriate nail specimens for microbiologic studies (e.g., potassium hydroxide [KOH] preparation, fungal culture, or nail biopsy) should be obtained to confirm the diagnosis of onychomycosis. The optimal clinical effect of terbinafine in the treatment of onychomycoses is seen several months after mycologic cure and completion of treatment, and is related to the period required for outgrowth of healthy nail.