A study of Tinea capitis in Libya (Benghazi).

  title={A study of Tinea capitis in Libya (Benghazi).},
  author={Yogesh Malhotra and Manish Garg and Amarinder Jit Kanwar and S Nagrajan},
  volume={17 3},
Tinea capitis formed 20% of all superficial mycotic infections, which in turn represented 12% of all skin disease diagnosed at the skin outpatient department of Al-Jamaheria hospital in Benghazi. The majority (94%) of tinea capitis occurred in children. A sample of 200 cases cultured revealed Trichophyton schoenleinii to be the most prevalent species of dermatophyte (69.5%) followed by Microsporum audouinii. (23.8%).