Management of common fungal infections in primary care
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Management of common fungal infections in primary care

Julius Parker , Berkshire East Primary Care Trust, Slough

Nurses are increasingly the first point of contact for patients in primary care settings such as general practice surgeries, community clinics and walk-in centres. Such roles are likely to continue to expand. This article discusses diagnosis and management options for the most common fungal infections and describes clinical situations that might require further investigation or referral. Accurate diagnosis is essential for successful therapy and, in all cases, can provide an opportunity for discussion, reassurance and advice.

Nursing Standard. 23, 43,42-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.07.23.43.42.c7060

Correspondence

julius.parker@sslmcs.co.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review