A contribution to the study of tinea capitis in Lusaka, Zambia.

@article{Simpanya1989ACT,
  title={A contribution to the study of tinea capitis in Lusaka, Zambia.},
  author={M F Simpanya},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={269-75}
}
A study of tinea capitis in urban and rural schools of Lusaka revealed two dermatophytes, vis., Microsporum langeroni and Trichophyton violaceum as the causative agents of tinea capitis among school children. Tinea capitis was more common among boys (18.0%) than girls (14.7%), with prevalence of 16.8% and a peak infection at 9-11 years for both sexes. Clinically, most cases due to both M. langeroni and T. violaceum were non-inflammatory. The inflammatory cases were caused by T. violaceum. The… CONTINUE READING