Successful treatment of toenail mycosis with terbinafine and itraconazole gives long term benefits

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7165.1084 (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1084
  1. M Bräutigam, Head of dermatology.,
  2. G Weidinger, Head of therapeutic area I.,
  3. S Nolting, Professor of dermatology and allergy.
  1. Novartis Pharma, Nuremberg, Germany
  2. University of Münster, Münster, Germany

    EDITOR —In 1995 we published a study comparing treatments with terbinafine and itraconazole for tinea infection of the toenail.1 Three years after the end of our one year study we carried out a follow up assessment in the patients who were cured. The study was double blind and assessed 26 patients from the terbinafine group and 21 patients from the itraconazole group. All patients had cured target nails, and none had applied …

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