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Tinea Capitis

Tinea Capitis

Tinea capitis (meaning "head") is characterized by ring-shaped lesions on the scalp, it is also known as "ring worm" infection, caused by fungal organisms include Microsporum (especially in pets) Trichophyton, Epidermophyton. Tinea capitis is most common in children and can appear in immunocompromised adults. Treatment is oral antifungal e.g. terbinafine, fluconazole, itraconazole, griseofulvin, Or topical antifungal as it is indicated as the first line of treatment for other fungal skin infections besides tinea capitis and onychomycosis, usually applied BID for 30 days.

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