whether it's okay to use ORAL ketoconazole for tinea versicolor

Questions are coming up about whether it's okay to use ORAL ketoconazole for tinea versicolor...due to toxicity concerns.

It's common to give 1 or 2 doses of oral ketoconazole to clear up this skin yeast infection that looks like pinkish or white spots.

But oral ketoconazole is indicated only for serious fungal infections...due to hepatotoxicity and other safety concerns.

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