Antifungal-resistant Ringworm Infections

Published: 08/28/2023

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Assisted Living,
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  • Medical Office,
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  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Pharmacy,
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging clinicians to be aware of antifungal-resistant Ringworm infections. Ringworm, also called tinea or dermatophytosis, is a common fungal infection that usually causes skin infections that can be treated successfully with topical antifungal medications or oral terbinafine, a first-line oral antifungal drug for ringworm, in cases of widespread infection.

However, ringworm caused by Trichophyton indotineae, a frequently antifungal-

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