Identifying and Treating Superficial Fungal Infections in the Urgent Care Setting

Identifying and Treating Superficial Fungal Infections in the Urgent Care Setting

Urgent message: Rashes often lead patients to seek relief in the urgent care center. Th ability to differentiate among common, superficial fungal infections and to select the most appropriate treatment or refer is an important skill to master. Kosta G. Skandamis, MD and George Skandamis, MD Introduction Superficial fungal infections are among the most common skin conditions seen in the urgent care setting. Dermatophytes are the most common type of fungi that infect and survive …

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