Changes in frequency of agents of tinea capitis in school children from Western China suggest slow migration rates in dermatophytes.

@article{Deng2008ChangesIF,
  title={Changes in frequency of agents of tinea capitis in school children from Western China suggest slow migration rates in dermatophytes.},
  author={Shuwen Deng and Glenn S. Bulmer and Richard C. Summerbell and Gert Sybren de Hoog and Yao Hui and Yvonne Gr{\"a}ser},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={421-7}
}
Tinea capitis is a common dermatophyte infection of the scalp of children in Western China, with the gray-patch from being the most prevalent. Twenty years ago, the most widespread etiologic agent was reported to be Trichophyton violaceum, which was later succeeded by Microsporum ferrugineum and Trichophyton schoenleinii. In the framework of our recent study, 97 isolates were collected from patients with clinically suspected tinea capitis. Identification was performed by conventional methods… CONTINUE READING