Tinea capitis among children of Ethiopian immigrants.

  title={Tinea capitis among children of Ethiopian immigrants.},
  author={Ronni Wolf and A J Krakowski and Isac Alteras and Peter A Vardy},
  journal={Journal of medical and veterinary mycology : bi-monthly publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology},
  volume={24 1},
The incidence, clinical appearance and causative agent of tinea capitis among children of Ethiopian immigrants, was studied. Out of 124 children examined, 36 had scalp lesions and 32 cases were confirmed as scalp-ringworm on direct microscopy. Culture showed the dermatophyte to be Trichophyton violaceum. The clinical presentation, resembling seborrheic… CONTINUE READING