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Tinea capitis among children at one suburban primary school in the City of Maputo, Mozambique.
Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2007 Jul-Aug; 40(4):473-5.RS

Abstract

This study evaluated the prevalence of Tinea capitis among schoolchildren at one primary school and also identified the causative agents. Scalp flakes were collected from children presenting clinical signs suggestive of Tinea capitis. Dermatophytes were identified by following standard mycological procedures. This study found a clinical prevalence of Tinea capitis of 9.6% (110/1149). The dermatophytes isolated were Microsporum audouinii, Trichophyton violaceum, and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. The most prevalent causative agent in this study was Microsporum audouinii, thus confirming the findings from previous cross-sectional studies carried out in the city of Maputo.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, University Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique. mmsidat@yahoo.com.brNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17876474

Citation

Sidat, Mohsin M., et al. "Tinea Capitis Among Children at One Suburban Primary School in the City of Maputo, Mozambique." Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira De Medicina Tropical, vol. 40, no. 4, 2007, pp. 473-5.
Sidat MM, Correia D, Buene TP. Tinea capitis among children at one suburban primary school in the City of Maputo, Mozambique. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2007;40(4):473-5.
Sidat, M. M., Correia, D., & Buene, T. P. (2007). Tinea capitis among children at one suburban primary school in the City of Maputo, Mozambique. Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira De Medicina Tropical, 40(4), 473-5.
Sidat MM, Correia D, Buene TP. Tinea Capitis Among Children at One Suburban Primary School in the City of Maputo, Mozambique. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2007 Jul-Aug;40(4):473-5. PubMed PMID: 17876474.
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