Prevalence of undetected tinea capitis in a prospective school survey in Madrid: emergence of new causative fungi.

@article{Cutara1998PrevalenceOU,
  title={Prevalence of undetected tinea capitis in a prospective school survey in Madrid: emergence of new causative fungi.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Soledad Cu{\'e}tara and Amalia del Palacio and Mercedes Pereiro and Antonio R. Noriega},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={138 4},
  pages={658-60}
}
From October 1994 to December 1996, a prospective study was undertaken in 10,000 unselected school children in Madrid, aged between 2 and 16 years (mean +/- SD 8.5 +/- 3.6 years). Fifty-two (0.52%) (including 13 immigrants from Africa) had dermatophytes in the scalp: 33 (0.33%) (including 10 immigrants from Africa) had tinea capitis and 19 were scalp carriers. Almost half of the symptomatic cases were caused by Trichophyton tonsurans (12 of 33 cases) and Microsporum canis (16 of 33 cases). T… CONTINUE READING

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