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Challenges and opportunities in the management of onychomycosis


Christenson, JK and Peterson, GM and Naunton, M and Bushell, M and Kosari, S and Baby, KE and Thomas, J, Challenges and opportunities in the management of onychomycosis, Journal of Fungi, 4, (3) Article 87. ISSN 2309-608X (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3390/jof4030087


Onychomycosis is an increasingly common fungal nail infection, chiefly caused by dermatophyte fungi. The disease is notoriously difficult to treat due to the deep-seated nature of fungi within the nail plate, prolonged treatment requirements, poor patient adherence and frequent recurrences. Given the poor efficacy of currently available topical and systemic therapies, there is a renewed interest in exploring alternative treatment modalities for onychomycosis. Natural therapies, physical treatments and various combination therapies have all shown potential for the management of onychomycosis, though research on many of these methods is still in preliminary stages. Further large, well-designed, randomised controlled trials are necessary to confirm the efficacy of these novel treatments in order to make formal recommendations regarding their use in the management of onychomycosis.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:onychomycosis, nail, infection, anti-fungal, fungi, treatment, alternative treatment, combination therapy
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Dermatology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
ID Code:127371
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:27
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2018-07-24
Last Modified:2019-12-03
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