Tinea capitis: new perspectives on an old disease.

  title={Tinea capitis: new perspectives on an old disease.},
  author={Ren{\'e}e M Howard and Ilona J Frieden},
  journal={Seminars in dermatology},
  volume={14 1},
Tinea capitis caused by Trichophyton tonsurans is a common infection in children, and has become a significant public health problem in the United States. Epidemics of tinea capitis occur both in families and in institutions such as schools and day care centers. Infection is often difficult to eradicate. Fomites and asymptomatic carriers likely contribute to the spread of the disease and to re-infection of treated patients. The morphology of tinea capitis is diverse, from seborrhea-like scaling… CONTINUE READING

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