Tinea capitis


Tinea capitis

Infobox_Disease
Name = Tinea capitis


Caption = Tinea capitis
DiseasesDB = 13117
ICD10 = ICD10|B|35|0|b|35
ICD9 = ICD9|110.9
ICDO =
OMIM =
MedlinePlus =
eMedicineSubj = derm
eMedicineTopic = 420
MeshID = D014006

"Tinea capitis" is a superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the scalp.

Presentation

It may appear as thickened, scaly, and sometimes boggy swellings, or as expanding raised red rings with central healing (ringworm). Common symptoms are severe itching of the scalp, dandruff, and bald patches where the fungus has rooted itself in the skin.

Treatment

On September 28, 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stated that Lamisil (Terbinafine hydrochloride, by Novartis AG) is a new treatment approved for use by children aged 4 years and older. The antifungal granules can be sprinkled on a child's food to treat the infection. [ [http://www.reuters.com/article/governmentFilingsNews/idUSN2820532120070928 Reuters, US FDA approves oral granules for scalp ringworm] ]

References

ee also

* Ringworm affair


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