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Title: Fluconazole once-weekly 300 mg (Fluconazole, Polfarmex) in the treatment of onychomycosis - f irst part of results

Author:
Eugeniusz Baran, Anita Hryncewicz-Gwóźdź, Ewa Piomer-Niezgoda, Anna Czarnecka, Joanna Maj, Maria Cisło
Type:
Original articles
Language:
PL
Journal:
Medical Mycology
Year:
2006
Volume:
13
Number:
3
Start page:
207
Final page:
210
ISSN:
1232-986X
Keywords:
fluconazole, onychomycosis, treatment
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Introduction: Onychomycosis is the most common superficial fungal infection. Fluconazole in both open and double blind studies is proved to be effectiveandsafe. Aim: The present study aimed at establishing the efficacy of the pulse fluconazole (300 mg once-weekly for 6 months in cases of finger nails infectionsand 12 months in cases of toenail infections. Materiał and methods: The study comprised 43 patients with toenail onychomycosis and 2 patients with finger nail onychomycosis (patienfs age rangingfrom 18 to 70 years). Morę than 20% of the nail plate was affected in all cases. Diagnosis was based on direct microscopy. Results: 22 patients finished treatment up to this moment. The clinical cured ratę was 95% in this group. Mycologigal and clinical cure was observed in 77% patients. Conclusions: 1. Fluconazole pulse therapy (300 mg once weekly) is effective in the treatment of onychomycosis. 2. Fluconazole in long therapy is safeandeffective.