Antifungal agents: an overview. Part I

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1994 May;30(5 Pt 1):677-98; quiz 698-700.

Abstract

The last decade has witnessed remarkable advances in the therapy for cutaneous fungal diseases. These will have a major impact on the choice of antifungal therapy. To understand these advances traditional therapies for fungal diseases, the polyenes, griseofulvin, older topical agents and the older azoles, will be reviewed first. Part II will focus on recent advances.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Cutaneous
  • Administration, Oral
  • Antifungal Agents / administration & dosage
  • Antifungal Agents / classification
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Azoles / administration & dosage
  • Azoles / therapeutic use
  • Dermatomycoses / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Polyenes / administration & dosage
  • Polyenes / therapeutic use

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents
  • Azoles
  • Polyenes