tinea capitis


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tinea cap·i·tis

 (kăp′ĭ-tĭs)
n.
An infection of the scalp caused by fungi of the genera Microsporum or Trichophyton, characterized by itchy, scaly patches and sometimes hair loss; ringworm of the scalp.

[New Latin : Medieval Latin tinea, tinea + Latin capitis, genitive of caput, head.]
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Noun1.tinea capitis - fungal infection of the scalp characterized by bald patches
ringworm, roundworm, tinea - infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
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tin·e·a cap·i·tis

n. tenia del cuero cabelludo, infección fungosa que causa eritema y pérdida del cabello.
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Therefore the plant was popular in the treatment of syphilis, tuberculosis, chronic rheumatism, psoriasis, tinea capitis (fungal infection of the scalp), and extremely popular as a vermifuge.
A variety of diseases caused by Microsporum canis such as Tinea corporis, Tinea faciei , Tinea capitis, dermatophytosis and various mycetomas in human and certain pets [31-33].
Amongst the fungal infections, the commonest were tinea capitis (35%), followed by tinea corporis (29%), tinea cruris (14%), tinea incognito (10%), tinea faciei (7%) and tinea manuum (5%), respectively (Figure 2).
The treatment choice is c) oral terbinafine for tinea capitis with kerion, a scalp dermatophyte infection with a concurrent inflammatory process.
The treatment choice is oral terbinafine for tinea capitis with kerion, a scalp dermatophyte infection with a concurrent inflammatory process.
Allergies like non-bullous and bullous impetigo, fungal infections, recurrent attacks of folliculitis, tinea capitis (fungal infection of hair) are commonly detected in people, especially kids during the monsoons.
Allergies like non-bullous and bullous impetigo, fungal infections, recurrent attacks of follicultis, tinea capitis (fungal infection of hair) are commonly detected in people, especially kids during the monsoons.
Skin allergies like non-bullous and bullous impetigo, fungal infections, continuous folliculitis, tinea capitis (fungal infection of hair) are rampant in monsoon.
(1) In this case, the patient's dermatitis was the result of a dermatophyte infection (tinea capitis), but an id reaction can also occur in response to noninfectious dermatitides and may be of an atopic, contact, or seborrheic nature.
Trichophyton fungi are a common cause of tinea capitis but have not been reported as a cause of postsurgical scalp wound infection [1].
In Ethiopia, studies conducted on dermatophytosis are few and these studies are concentrated on tinea capitis caused by dermatophytes primarily in children of school age [17-20].
tinea corporis (the trunk, shoulders or limbs), tinea cruris (the warm moist areas of the groin, perianal and perineal areas), tinea faciei (the non-hairy areas of the face), tinea pedis (the feet), tinea unguium (the nails) and tinea capitis (the scalp).