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Report by: Alan Grayson, Registrar

Checked by: Lisa Mackenzie, Emergency Medicine Doctor

Institution: Central Manchester Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether topical trerbinafine is better than miconazole at resolving symptoms and fungal infection in patients with tinea pedis (athlete's foot). Four studies were directly relevant to the question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these studies are shown in table 4. The clinical bottom line is that patients with athlete's foot should not present to the …

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