Tinea capitis: current concepts.Pediatr Dermatol. 1985 Mar; 2(3):224-37.PD
Tinea capitis is still with us. The hair has been beaten into submission by irradiation in past years; the organisms have been beaten into submission with griseofulvin and other agents; yet the disease lives on. We thought it appropriate to have a symposium on the subject of the epidemiology of tinea capitis, its changing nature, its complications, the carrier state, differential diagnosis, culture techniques, and the current status of the management of its various causes. As one of our authors stated, it is a "vexatious" disease.