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Tinea capitis in Iraq: laboratory results.
East Mediterr Health J. 2000 Jan; 6(1):138-48.EM

Abstract

A school survey of 4461 primary-school children was carried out in which 204 cases of tinea capitis were clinically diagnosed. All cases were cultured and examined microscopically in order to compare the validity of the two methods. Microscopy detected 92 positive cases (45.1%), whereas culture detected 105 cases (51.4%). We also isolated and identified the species causing tinea capitis in our sample. These included Trichophyton verrucosum (38 cases), T. rubrum (22 cases), T. mentagrophytes var. mentagrophytes (12 cases) and T. tonsurans (11 cases). Our results are compared with other studies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Medicine, Tikrit University College of Medicine, Tikrit, Iraq.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11370326

Citation

Fathi, H I., and A M. al-Samarai. "Tinea Capitis in Iraq: Laboratory Results." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, vol. 6, no. 1, 2000, pp. 138-48.
Fathi HI, al-Samarai AM. Tinea capitis in Iraq: laboratory results. East Mediterr Health J. 2000;6(1):138-48.
Fathi, H. I., & al-Samarai, A. M. (2000). Tinea capitis in Iraq: laboratory results. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, 6(1), 138-48.
Fathi HI, al-Samarai AM. Tinea Capitis in Iraq: Laboratory Results. East Mediterr Health J. 2000;6(1):138-48. PubMed PMID: 11370326.
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