Fungi that are resistant to antifungal drugs have been very much in the news and even the subject of the hugely popular television program, The Last of Us. We talk with two experts in mycology and fungal susceptibility testing about the recent descriptions of terbinafine-resistant dermatophytes in the United States.
Some of the questions we will address include:
• What are the manifestations of infections caused by terbinafine-resistant dermatophytes?
• What species, including novel species, of dermatophytes are more commonly resistant to terbinafine?
• How common is terbinafine resistance in dermatophytes in the U.S.?
- Dr. Shawn Lockhart - Senior Advisor at the Centers for Disease Control
- Dr. Nathan Wiederhold - Director of the Fungus Testing Laboratory and a Professor at UT Health San Antonio.
- Notes from the Field: First Reported U.S. Cases of Tinea Caused by Trichophyton indotineae — New York City, December 2021–March 2023
- Terbinafine-Resistant Dermatophytes and the Presence of Trichophyton indotineae in North America.
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