Using PCR, Malassezia furfur is sometimes detected on nail specimens. Terbinafine is typically used for the treatment of Onychomycosis. The following abstract discusses whether terbinafine has activity against Malassezia furfur.[1]


  1. J.P. Leeming, J.E. Sansom, and J.L. Burton, "Susceptibility of Malassezia furfur subgroups to terbinafine.", The British journal of dermatology, 1997. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9415238