The Rise and Fall of Fluorescent Tinea Capitis

  title={The Rise and Fall of Fluorescent Tinea Capitis},
  author={Elena Prevost},
  journal={Pediatric Dermatology},
  • Elena Prevost
  • Published 1 October 1983
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Dermatology
Abstract: The epidemiology of tinea capitis has had a remarkable change in the past 20 years. It is important for physicians to realize that most tinea capitis in the United States is caused by Trichophyton tonsurans and that these lesions cannot be diagnosed by the Wood's lamp. Trichophyton tonsurans tinea capitis is frequently misdiagnosed because the lesions mimic such common scalp conditions as dandruff and seborrhea. Further, this organism can cause chronic tinea capitis in women that may… 

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