Category Archives: Fungal infections

Dermatology snippets

A few bits and pieces from MIMS Learning, dermatology, 2019; 15(2): Hidradenitis suppurativa This is a disease of follicular occlusion with chronic inflammatory response (both cutaneous and systemic). It’s strongly associated with smoking and obesity, but not exclusively so. It’s … Continue reading

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Nails

Onychomycosis does not necessarily spread and does not need treatment if the patient is not bothered by it. Fungal infections can enter a nail by one of three routes – the proximal nailfold (especially in the presence of chronic paronychia), … Continue reading

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Dermatophytide reaction

Came across this useful snippet of knowledge today. A dermatophytide reaction is an allergic response to a fungal infection elsewhere in the body – according to one reference, it affects 4 – 5% of patients with tinea pedis, though I … Continue reading

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