Superficial fungal infections in children.

@article{Hawkins2014SuperficialFI,
  title={Superficial fungal infections in children.},
  author={Danielle M. Hawkins and Aimee C Smidt},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  year={2014},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={443-55}
}
Superficial fungal infections can involve the hair, skin, and nails. Most affected children are healthy, although immunosuppression is a risk factor for more severe presentation. Causative organisms typically are members of the Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton genera (dermatophytes), can be acquired from other infected humans, animals, or soil, and illicit a host inflammatory response. Nondermatophyte infections include pityriasis versicolor. In this article, the most common… CONTINUE READING
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