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[Tinea capitis].
Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2008 Mar; 99(2):91-100.AD

Abstract

Tinea capitis is a widespread scalp infection in children caused by dermatophytes. In fact, it is the most common cutaneous mycosis in children but is uncommon in adults. The disease has been major public health concern for decades. Some factors implicated in infection include poor personal hygiene, crowded living conditions, and low socioeconomic status. It can be caused by any pathogenic dermatophyte except for Epidermophyton floccosum and Trichophyton concentricum. Trichophyton rubrum, the most commonly isolated dermatophyte worldwide, is rarely the causative agent of this infection. Tinea capitis is a classic example of the changing geographic patterns of dermatophytosis. In developed countries, Trichophyton tonsurans is the most common causative agent, whereas in developing countries such as Mexico, the most common agent is Microsporum canis followed by Trichophyton tonsurans. The increasing incidence of tinea capitis warranted a review of the current literature and treatment strategies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Departamento de Dermatología, Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González, México DF.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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English Abstract
Journal Article
Review

Language

spa

PubMed ID

18346430

Citation

Rebollo, N, et al. "[Tinea Capitis]." Actas Dermo-sifiliograficas, vol. 99, no. 2, 2008, pp. 91-100.
Rebollo N, López-Barcenas AP, Arenas R. [Tinea capitis]. Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2008;99(2):91-100.
Rebollo, N., López-Barcenas, A. P., & Arenas, R. (2008). [Tinea capitis]. Actas Dermo-sifiliograficas, 99(2), 91-100.
Rebollo N, López-Barcenas AP, Arenas R. [Tinea Capitis]. Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2008;99(2):91-100. PubMed PMID: 18346430.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Tinea capitis]. AU - Rebollo,N, AU - López-Barcenas,A P, AU - Arenas,R, PY - 2008/3/19/pubmed PY - 2008/7/17/medline PY - 2008/3/19/entrez SP - 91 EP - 100 JF - Actas dermo-sifiliograficas JO - Actas Dermosifiliogr VL - 99 IS - 2 N2 - Tinea capitis is a widespread scalp infection in children caused by dermatophytes. In fact, it is the most common cutaneous mycosis in children but is uncommon in adults. The disease has been major public health concern for decades. Some factors implicated in infection include poor personal hygiene, crowded living conditions, and low socioeconomic status. It can be caused by any pathogenic dermatophyte except for Epidermophyton floccosum and Trichophyton concentricum. Trichophyton rubrum, the most commonly isolated dermatophyte worldwide, is rarely the causative agent of this infection. Tinea capitis is a classic example of the changing geographic patterns of dermatophytosis. In developed countries, Trichophyton tonsurans is the most common causative agent, whereas in developing countries such as Mexico, the most common agent is Microsporum canis followed by Trichophyton tonsurans. The increasing incidence of tinea capitis warranted a review of the current literature and treatment strategies. SN - 0001-7310 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18346430/[Tinea_capitis]_ L2 - http://www.elsevier.es/en/linksolver/pdf/pii/13116297 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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