Antifungal agents for common outpatient paediatric infections

Canadian Paediatric Society
Canadian Paediatric Society
Publication date:
25 July 2012


The most common fungal infections in infants and children are mucocutaneous candidiasis, pityriasis versicolor, tinea corporis, tinea pedis and tinea capitis. This statement aims to inform clinicians on options for treatment of these symptomatic but non-life threatening fungal infections, given the wide variety of topical, usually over-the-counter (OTC) and oral prescription drugs available. It replaces the previous Canadian Paediatric Society statement published in 2007.