Cytobrush-culture method to diagnose tinea capitis

  title={Cytobrush-culture method to diagnose tinea capitis},
  author={Alexandro Bonifaz and Rafael Isa-Isa and J Jesus Araiza and Cecilia Beatriz Bittencourt Viana Cruz and Marco Antonio Soto Hernandez and Rosa Mar{\'i}a Ponce},
This is a comparative study to isolate the dermatophytes of tinea capitis using the cytobrush and comparing it versus the standard method. A prospective, observational, comparative trial of 178 probable cases of tinea capitis was conducted in two dermatological centers. Each patient underwent mycological tests that included direct exam with KOH and cultures with either of two methods: scraping the scalp to remove hair and cell debris, and the cytobrush. A total of 135 clinically and… CONTINUE READING

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