Comparison of an antifungal agent used alone with an antifungal used with a topical steroid in inflammatory tinea pedis.

Academic Article


  • The efficacy and safety of monotherapy with oxiconazole nitrate cream, 1 percent, a topical broadspectrum antifungal agent, were compared with those of combination therapy with oxiconazole nitrate cream, 1 percent, and fluticasone propionate cream, 0.05 percent, in a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, parallel-group study of patients with inflammatory tinea pedis. Both combination therapy and monotherapy were associated with significantly greater proportions of mycologic and clinical cure, and a better global response than vehicle. An unexpected finding in this study was that more than 70 percent of patients with interdigital tinea pedis also had plantar or plantar plus vesiculobullous infection.
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  • Cutis  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Administration, Topical, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Androstadienes, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Antifungal Agents, Child, Double-Blind Method, Drug Therapy, Combination, Female, Fluticasone, Glucocorticoids, Humans, Imidazoles, Male, Middle Aged, Tinea Pedis, Treatment Outcome
  • Author List

  • Elewski BE; Jones T; Zaias N
  • Start Page

  • 305
  • End Page

  • 307
  • Volume

  • 58
  • Issue

  • 4