Learning module: Adult fungal infections

Goals and objectives

The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of patients who present with cutaneous fungal infections.

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify and describe the morphologies of superficial fungal infections.
  • Describe the correct procedure for performing a KOH examination and interpret the results.
  • Recognize the use and limitations of KOH examination and fungal cultures to diagnose fungal infections.
  • Recommend initial treatment plans for adult patients with tinea pedis, tinea versicolor, candidal intertrigo and seborrheic dermatitis.

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