Superficial mycoses in Belgium: Burden, costs and antifungal drugs consumption

Last updated on 24-5-2020 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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Background Monitoring of superficial mycoses requires more attention due to their important incidence, health costs and antifungal drugs consumption. Objectives The objectives were to estimate the burden of superficial mycoses in Belgium and to assess trends in associated antifungal consumption. Methods The burden of dermatophytoses (including onychomycosis), as well as skin and genital candidiasis, was estimated using disability‐adjusted life years (DALY). Moreover, trends in systemic and topical antifungal consumption in ambulatory care were examined for the period 2010‐201…

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