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Prevalence of tinea capitis in southern Kuwait.
Mycoses. 2007 Jul; 50(4):317-20.M

Abstract

Tinea capitis of the scalp, an infection caused by dermatophytes, produces a significant health problem especially among school children. The object of this study was to highlight the prevalence of tinea capitis in southern Kuwait. During this retrospective study from 1998 to 2003, 1737 suspected cases were examined, 986 (58.6%) were men and 751 (43.2%) were women of which 371 cases were diagnosed as tinea capitis. Of 371 cases of tinea capitis, males comprised 54.2% and females 45.8%. Young children (up to age five) were more frequently infected than other age groups, grey type lesions were more common than other types. Microsporum canis was the most common organism noticed with 62.5% followed by Trichophyton violaceum with 19.3%, Trichophyton tonsurans with 13.1%, while Trichophyton rubrum was the least common. Tinea capitis of scalp is a significant health problem in southern Kuwait especially among young children of school age. The spread of infection can be prevented by health education, proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Department of Dermatology, Al-Adan Hospital, Safat, Kuwait. razzaq110@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17576327

Citation

Razzaq Adel, A-A, et al. "Prevalence of Tinea Capitis in Southern Kuwait." Mycoses, vol. 50, no. 4, 2007, pp. 317-20.
Razzaq Adel AA, Sultan AO, Basmiah AM, et al. Prevalence of tinea capitis in southern Kuwait. Mycoses. 2007;50(4):317-20.
Razzaq Adel, A. A., Sultan, A. O., Basmiah, A. M., Aftab, A., & Nabel, N. (2007). Prevalence of tinea capitis in southern Kuwait. Mycoses, 50(4), 317-20.
Razzaq Adel AA, et al. Prevalence of Tinea Capitis in Southern Kuwait. Mycoses. 2007;50(4):317-20. PubMed PMID: 17576327.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of tinea capitis in southern Kuwait. AU - Razzaq Adel,A-A, AU - Sultan,Al-Otabi, AU - Basmiah,Al-Mehanna, AU - Aftab,Ahmed, AU - Nabel,Najem, PY - 2007/6/20/pubmed PY - 2007/9/13/medline PY - 2007/6/20/entrez SP - 317 EP - 20 JF - Mycoses JO - Mycoses VL - 50 IS - 4 N2 - Tinea capitis of the scalp, an infection caused by dermatophytes, produces a significant health problem especially among school children. The object of this study was to highlight the prevalence of tinea capitis in southern Kuwait. During this retrospective study from 1998 to 2003, 1737 suspected cases were examined, 986 (58.6%) were men and 751 (43.2%) were women of which 371 cases were diagnosed as tinea capitis. Of 371 cases of tinea capitis, males comprised 54.2% and females 45.8%. Young children (up to age five) were more frequently infected than other age groups, grey type lesions were more common than other types. Microsporum canis was the most common organism noticed with 62.5% followed by Trichophyton violaceum with 19.3%, Trichophyton tonsurans with 13.1%, while Trichophyton rubrum was the least common. Tinea capitis of scalp is a significant health problem in southern Kuwait especially among young children of school age. The spread of infection can be prevented by health education, proper diagnosis and treatment. SN - 0933-7407 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17576327/Prevalence_of_tinea_capitis_in_southern_Kuwait_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0507.2007.01336.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -