Korean J Med Mycol.  1997 Dec;2(2):178-181.

A Case of Tinea Capitis Developed In Sisters

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  • 1Department of Deramtology, College of Medicine, Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Tinea capitis caused by Microsporum(M.) canis has been prevalent after 1970s, replacing M. ferrugineum. But, recently as the incidence of M. canis infection has been decreased, the prevalence of tinea capitis has also been decreased. We report a case of tinea capitis seen simultaneously in 2-year-old and 4-year-old sisters. They had several thick scaly bald patches on the scalps after visiting their relatives raising a dog. On mycologic examinations, M. canis was isolated. They were successfully treated with oral terbinafine for 13 weeks and 11 weeks, respectively.

Keyword

Tinea capitis; M. canis

MeSH Terms

Animals
Child, Preschool
Dogs
Humans
Incidence
Prevalence
Scalp
Siblings*
Tinea Capitis*
Tinea*
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