Korean J Med Mycol.  1998 Dec;3(2):132-138.

Clinical and Mycologic Studies of Tinea Capitis in Taegu

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Taegu, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The incidence and causative dermatophytes of tinea capitis has been changed with time.
OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical and mycological features of tinea capitis in Taegu.
METHODS
We evaluated the clinical and mycologic aspects of tinea capitis in 39 patients registered in Yeungnam University Hospital from January 1985 to June 1998.
RESULTS
AND CONCLUSION: The incidence of tinea capitis was 1.3% of 3,077 total dermatophytoses. The ratio of male to female patients was 1.6:1. Although most of the patients were children under the age of IS, adult patients with tinea capitis were 23.1% of the cases. Frontal scalp was the most frequent site of tinea capitis. The most common causative organism of tinea capitis was Microsporum canis, Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton verrucosum were isolated, also.

Keyword

Tinea capitis

MeSH Terms

Adult
Arthrodermataceae
Child
Daegu*
Female
Humans
Incidence
Male
Microsporum
Scalp
Tinea Capitis*
Tinea*
Trichophyton
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