The Efficacy and Safety of Systemic Antifungals in Children’s Onychomycosis

The Efficacy and Safety of Systemic Antifungals in Children’s Onychomycosis Curr Fungal Infect Rep (2017) 11:104–109 DOI 10.1007/s12281-017-0280-y FUNGAL INFECTIONS OF SKIN AND SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE (A BONIFAZ, SECTION EDITOR) The Efficacy and Safety of Systemic Antifungals in Children’s Onychomycosis 1,2 1 Andrés Tirado-Sánchez & Alexandro Bonifaz Published online: 23 June 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract Introduction Purpose of Review There are few reports about onychomycosis in children with inconclusive results about the better and safer Onychomycosis is a common problem worldwide; it is estimat- option. We have observed and reported on the literature a sig- ed that 20–25% of the world’s population has skin infections nificant increase in the prevalence of onychomycosis in this age caused by fungi [1]. Onychomycosis or fungal infection of the group. nails is a common nail disorder comprising almost 40% of nail Recent Findings Fungal infections, especially on the nails, are diseases and 30% of superficial fungal infections [2, 3� ]. common health diseases with increasing prevalence according Onychomycosis in children is less encountered than in to age; however, it is rare in the pediatric population, except in adults; therefore, epidemiological, clinical, and therapeutic patients with Down syndrome and primary and secondary studies are scarce [2]. In this review, we focused on Current Fungal Infection Reports Springer Journals

The Efficacy and Safety of Systemic Antifungals in Children’s Onychomycosis

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