J Mycol Infect.  2020 Mar;25(1):17-21. 10.17966/JMI.2020.25.1.17.

Tinea Capitis and Tinea Corporis caused by Microsporum canis in an 82-year-old Woman: Efficacy of Sequence Analysis

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  • 1Department of dermatology, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Tinea capitis is more common in children than in adults. Due to the low incidence of this condition among adults, it is frequently misdiagnosed as other scalp diseases, such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and cellulitis. Herein, we describe an 82-year-old woman who presented with erythematous scaly patches and alopecia. Mycological examinations revealed tinea capitis caused by Microsporum canis. The patient was then successfully treated with antifungal medications.

Keyword

Fungal infection; Microsporum canis; Tinea capitis
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