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A randomized comparison of combined itraconazole and Nd:YAG 1064-nm laser vs itraconazole alone for the treatment of cutaneous sporotrichosis Volume 28, issue 4, July-August 2018

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China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, 126 Xiantai St, Erdao, Changchun, Jilin 130033, China

Cutaneous sporotrichosis (CS) is a common infection caused by Sporothrix schenckii complex [1]. Antifungal drugs (potassium iodide, terbinafine, and itraconazole) can cure CS, but intolerable complications may occur due to prolonged administration [2-4].Nd:YAG 1,064-nm laser (NYL), with a wave length of 1,064 nm, is capable of reaching deep layers of skin tissue [5-7]. Currently, NYL has not been reported for the treatment of CS. In order to reduce the complications of antifungal drugs, we used [...]