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20 Jun 2017 Tinea corporis is a superficial dermatophyte infection characterized by either inflammatory or noninflammatory lesions on the glabrous skin (ie, skin regions except the scalp, groin, palms, and soles). Three anamorphic (asexual or imperfect) genera cause dermatophytoses: Trichophyton, Microsporum, and

29 Aug 2017 Tinea capitis primarily occurs in children. The most common clinical findings are single or multiple scaly patches with alopecia and patches of alopecia with black dots at follicular orifices that represent broken hairs (picture 1A-F). Other presentations include widespread scaling with subtle hair loss, a boggy
19 Sep 2014 Displaying item Tinea capitis. NICE has renewed accreditation of the process used by the British Association of Dermatologists to produce clinical guidelines. The accreditation recognises the stringent protocol that the BAD employs in producing clinical guidelines. The renewed accreditation is valid until
Summary. These guidelines for the management of tinea capitis have been prepared for dermatologists on behalf of the British Association of Dermatologists. They present evidence-based guidance for treatment, with identification of the strength of evidence available at the time of preparation of the guidelines, and a brief
What is tinea capitis? Tinea capitis or 'scalp ringworm' is an infection of the scalp hair and the sur- rounding skin with a fungus. It is not cause by a worm, despite its name. It is 'id reaction' and can appear when treatment is started. This “id . British Association of Dermatologists' guidelines for the management of tinea.
8 Jun 2014 The primary objective of this guideline is to inform dermatol- ogists treating tinea capitis in the U.K. Although a small percentage of patients may clear with topical agents,25,26 topical therapy alone is not recommended for the management of tinea capitis.24 (Strength of recommendation B; level of evidence 2++.)
15 Nov 2014 The most common infections in prepubertal children are tinea corporis and tinea capitis, whereas adolescents and adults are more likely to develop tinea cruris, tinea pedis, and tinea unguium (onychomycosis). The clinical diagnosis can be unreliable because tinea infections have many mimics, which can
13 Jun 2017 Tinea capitis is a disease caused by superficial fungal infection of the skin of the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes, with a propensity for attacking hair shafts and follicles (see the image below). The disease is considered to be a form of superficial mycosis or dermatophytosis.
Tinea capitis always requires systemic treatment because topical antifungal agents do not penetrate the hair follicle. Topical treatment is only used as adjuvant therapy to systemic antifungals. Griseofulvin is still the treatment of choice for cases caused by Microsporum species.