A 1% cream of sulconazole nitrate, an imidazole derivative, was used to treat 38 patients with diverse clinical types of dermatomycoses, including 16 cases of pityriasis versicolor, 14 of dermatophytosis (tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis), two of balanoposthitis due to Candida albicans, another two of candidosis of the groin, one each of groin and foot infection due to Trichosporon beigelii and one case each of lesions of the hand and trunk caused by Petriellidium boydii and Scytalidium hyalinum respectively. A complete cure was achieved in 91% of patients, with resolution of the lesions in the majority within 2-4 weeks. There were only two relapses. Sulconazole is recommended as an effective drug for topical treatment of superficial fungal infections of the skin.
Mycoses 10/1997; 40(3-4):139-41. DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0507.1997.tb00203.x