Update on Onychomycosis:
The Infection You Are Not Treating

Warren S Joseph, DPM, FIDSA

Warren S Joseph, DPM, FIDSA
Consultant, Lower Extremity Infectious Diseases
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine
Midwestern University
Glendale, AZ

Onychomycosis is one of the most common conditions seen by podiatrists, but it is often undertreated. It is an infection! As with any infection, it can spread between toes, from the toes to other parts of the body and from one person to another. We don’t think twice about treating a bacterial infection with an antibiotic so why do we hesitate to treat a fungal infection with an antifungal. Even some of the treatments we have had are now becoming less reliable as the fungi are becoming resistant, particularly to terbinafine. In this webinar, Dr Joseph will explore the different clinical presentations of onychomycosis and focus on the treatment of this infection. He will also review a recently published treatment guideline.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Recognize the different clinical presentations of onychomycosis.
  2. Understand that onychomycosis is an infection that should be treated as an infection.
  3. Identify the various treatments available for onychomycosis including oral and topical therapies.
  4. Interpret the latest algorithm for the treatment of onychomycosis.
This Webinar is Approved for 1 CECH
PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 continuing education contact hour.
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This program was made possible by an educational grant from:

Ortho Dermatologics