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What is the best way to treat tinea cruris?

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Title: What is the best way to treat tinea cruris?
Author: Nadalo, Dana; Montoya, Cathy C.
Keywords: azole antifungal
dermatophyte infection
allylamine
Date: 2006-03
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 55(3) 2006: 256-258.
Abstract: After clinical diagnosis and microscopic confirmation, tinea cruris is best treated with a topical allylamine or an azole antifungal (strength of recommendation: A, based on multiple randomized controlled trials [RCTs]). Differences in current comparison data are insufficient to stratify the 2 groups of topical antifungals. Determining which group to use depends on patient compliance, medication accessibility, and cost. The fungicidal allylamines (naftifine and terbinafine) and butenafine (allylamine derivative) are a more costly group of topical tinea treatments, yet they are more convenient as they allow for a shorter duration of treatment compared with fungistatic azoles (clotrimazole, econazole, ketoconazole, oxiconazole, miconazole, and sulconazole).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3582

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