Superficial fungal infections of the hair, skin, or nails:
Usually confined to the stratum corneum layer
Among the most common diseases worldwide
Requires keratin for growth, so does no...
Children are predominately affected
Most contagious dermatophytosis
Alopecia, dandruff-like scaling
Boggy, inflammatory mass that exudes pus and causes ce...
Improvement usually occurs within 1–2 wk of treat...
Invasive disease in immunocompromised host
Kerion with secondary bacterial infection
Most patients may be managed as outpatients
Children may retu...
Tinea capitis is the most common pediatric dermatophyte infection
Itching is the main symptom in most forms of tinea, with associated hair loss in tinea capitis
González U, Seaton T, Bergus G, et al. Systemic antifungal therapy for tinea capitis in children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007;(4):CD004685.
Kelly BP. Superficial funga...
110.0 Dermatophytosis of scalp and beard
110.1 Dermatophytosis of nail
110.5 Dermatophytosis of the body
110.3 Dermatophytosis of groin and perianal area
110.2 Dermatophytosis of hand
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