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Skin Infections

Jan 1, 2003 Issue
Dermatophyte Infections [Article]

Dermatophytes are fungi that require keratin for growth. These fungi can cause superficial infections of the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatophytes are spread by direct contact from other people (anthropophilic organisms), animals (zoophilic organisms), and soil (geophilic organisms), as well as indir...


May 15, 2002 Issue
Topical Treatment of Common Superficial Tinea Infections [Article]

Tinea infections are superficial fungal infections caused by three species of fungi collectively known as dermatophytes. Commonly these infections are named for the body part affected, including tinea corporis (general skin), tinea cruris (groin), and tinea pedis (feet). Accurate diagnosis is necess...


Mar 15, 2002 Issue
Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infections [Article]

Neonatal herpes simplex virus infections can result in serious morbidity and mortality. Many of the infections result from asymptomatic cervical shedding of virus after a primary episode of genital HSV in the third trimester. Antibodies to HSV-2 have been detected in approximately 20 percent of preg...


Jul 1, 2000 Issue
More Than Just a Comet... [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Mar 15, 2000 Issue
Treatment of Common Cutaneous Herpes Simplex Virus Infections [Article]

Herpes simplex virus infection is increasingly common in the United States. New antiviral medications have expanded treatment options for the two most common cutaneous manifestations, orolabial and genital herpes. Acyclovir therapy remains an effective and often less expensive option. Famciclovir an...


Jul 01, 1999 Issue
A Finger Infection in a Pet Store Employee [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jul 01, 1998 Issue
Chronic Papular Eruption of the Skin [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jul 01, 1998 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Common Tinea Infections [Article]

The estimated lifetime risk of acquiring a dermatophyte infection is between 10 and 20 percent. Recognition and appropriate treatment of these infections reduces both morbidity and discomfort and lessens the possibility of transmission. Dermatophyte infections are classified according to the affecte...


May 1, 1998 Issue
"Toxic Sock" Syndrome [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


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