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Treatment of toenail tinea infection

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7026.312b (Published 03 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:312

True cure seems unlikely

  1. David S Buck
  1. Clinical assistant professor Department of Family Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    EDITOR,—In the report of their study comparing terbinafine and itraconazole in toenail tinea infection M Brautigam and colleagues state that “because the disappearance of the hyphae from the nail plate took more time than fungal viability, the mycological cure rate increased more slowly.”1 As the authors point out, this probably reflects the incorporation …

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