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An epidemiological survey of tinea capitis in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina over a 10-year period.
Mycoses. 2008 Mar; 51(2):161-4.M

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and aetiological agents of tinea capitis in Sarajevo area, Bosnia and Herzegovina, during a 10-year period (1997-2006). A total of 707 patients with suspected dermatophyte infections of scalp was analysed. Tinea capitis was determined in 241 (34.1%) of these patients, in whom causative agents were identified in 209 (29.6%). Zoophilic dermatophytes (91.8%) prevailed over anthropophilic (7.2%) and geophilic (1.0%) dermatophytes. Microsporum canis was the most frequent dermatophyte isolated (90.4%), followed by Trichophyton schoenleinii (2.4%) and Trichophyton violaceum (1.9%). The majority of infections occurred in males (56.5%) and in children with age less than 10 years (52.6%).

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, University Clinical Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. asjaprohic@hotmail.com

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18254754

Citation

Prohic, Asja. "An Epidemiological Survey of Tinea Capitis in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Over a 10-year Period." Mycoses, vol. 51, no. 2, 2008, pp. 161-4.
Prohic A. An epidemiological survey of tinea capitis in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina over a 10-year period. Mycoses. 2008;51(2):161-4.
Prohic, A. (2008). An epidemiological survey of tinea capitis in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina over a 10-year period. Mycoses, 51(2), 161-4. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0507.2007.01451.x
Prohic A. An Epidemiological Survey of Tinea Capitis in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Over a 10-year Period. Mycoses. 2008;51(2):161-4. PubMed PMID: 18254754.
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