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Sulconazole - a new antifungal for the skin

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Sulconazole (Exelderm - ICI) is the latest imidazole antifungal marketed for topical use. Like other imidazoles it inhibits fungal cell membrane synthesis. The manufacturer claims that sulconazole acts rapidly and has a broad spectrum of activity against dermatophytes and yeasts, with a low relapse rate, and high patient acceptability and compliance. Does it excel, as the trade name implies?

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