Topical undecylenic acid in tinea pedis: a new look

Int J Dermatol. Jan-Feb 1977;16(1):52-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4362.1977.tb00741.x.


One hundred and four patients with mycologically confirmed tinea pedis took part in a controlled clinical trial to determine the efficacy of undecylenic acid powder preparations in the treatment of their fungal infections. Clinical and mycological cures were obtained in 53% of those subjects treated with undecylenic acid powders as compared with 7% of those treated with the talc vehicle or left untreated. Undecylenic acid in a powder vehicle appears to be a safe and effective agent in the treatment of tinea pedis.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Humans
  • Tinea Pedis / drug therapy*
  • Undecylenic Acids / administration & dosage
  • Undecylenic Acids / therapeutic use*


  • Undecylenic Acids