Recurrent tinea versicolor: treatment with itraconazole or fluconazole?

Pantazidou, Anastasia; Tebriegge, Marc
November 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Nov2007, Vol. 92 Issue 11, p1040
Academic Journal
The article presents a case study about the treatment of recurrent tinea versicolor with itraconazole or fluconazole among children in Great Britain. It is investigated whether oral itraconazole is more effective than oral fluconazole to the patient. It is noted that the typical clinical finding consists of multiple, oval lesions with fine scaling which are distributed over the upper areas of the trunk, upper arms and neck. The psychological and social implications of the study is said to be profound, although the infection does not pose a relevant health risk. Better results with fluconazole were found in the study as well as in other reported studies.


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