Tinea capitis in the elderly. A report on two cases caused by Trichophyton tonsurans.Dermatologica. 1984; 169(1):36-40.D
The clinical picture in tinea capitis due to Trichophyton tonsurans varies. In this report, 2 elderly female patients with T. tonsurans infections of the scalp mimicking eczema seborrhoeicum and discoid lupus erythematosus, respectively, are described. Recurrence of the infection in the first case was probably related to reduced fungal sensitivity to griseofulvin, as indicated in in vitro studies.