tinea capitis

Summary

Summary: Ringworm of the scalp caused by species of Microsporum and Trichophyton, which may occasionally involve the eyebrows and eyelashes. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Tinea capitis: a treatment update
    Brandie J Roberts
    Children s Hospital and Health Center and University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Pediatr Ann 34:191-200. 2005
  2. ncbi Increasing tinea capitis prevalence in Stockholm reflects immigration
    Jenny Hallgren
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Karolinska Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Med Mycol 42:505-9. 2004
  3. ncbi [Tinea capitis in an adult. Case report]
    Diana Morán Maese
    Instituto Dermatológico de Jalisco Dr José Barba Rubio, Centro Estatal de Referencia en Micología Médica CEREMI, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
    Rev Iberoam Micol 22:54-6. 2005
  4. ncbi Recent updates in oral terbinafine: its use in onychomycosis and tinea capitis in the US
    Lauren Van Duyn Graham
    Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Mycoses 54:e679-85. 2011
  5. ncbi Tinea capitis update: a continuing conflict with an old adversary
    B K Chen
    Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Children's Hospital, San Diego, California, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 13:331-5. 2001
  6. ncbi [Tinea capitis]
    N Rebollo
    Departamento de Dermatologia, Hospital General Dr Manuel Gea Gonzalez, Mexico DF
    Actas Dermosifiliogr 99:91-100. 2008
  7. ncbi Dermoscopy findings in tinea capitis: case report and literature review
    Ana Maria Costa Pinheiro
    Outpatient Clinic for Tumors and Dermatoscopy, Hospital Universitario de Brasilia, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, DF, Brazil
    An Bras Dermatol 87:313-4. 2012
  8. ncbi Therapeutic options for the treatment of tinea capitis: griseofulvin versus fluconazole
    L Dastghaib
    Dermatology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    J Dermatolog Treat 16:43-6. 2005
  9. ncbi Tinea capitis in Cleveland: survey of elementary school students
    M Ghannoum
    Center for Medical Mycology and Mycology Reference Laboratory, Department of Dermatology, University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 5028, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:189-93. 2003
  10. ncbi Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton rubrum in a neonate
    Sung Eun Chang
    Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea
    Pediatr Dermatol 19:356-8. 2002

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Publications191 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Tinea capitis: a treatment update
    Brandie J Roberts
    Children s Hospital and Health Center and University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Pediatr Ann 34:191-200. 2005
    Currently, many experts consider griseofulvin to be the drug of choice for tinea capitis. It is FDA approved for this indication, highly efficacious, and has an excellent long-term safety record...
  2. ncbi Increasing tinea capitis prevalence in Stockholm reflects immigration
    Jenny Hallgren
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Karolinska Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Med Mycol 42:505-9. 2004
    The aim was to describe the mycological and clinical data in children diagnosed with tinea capitis in a hospital setting in Stockholm...
  3. ncbi [Tinea capitis in an adult. Case report]
    Diana Morán Maese
    Instituto Dermatológico de Jalisco Dr José Barba Rubio, Centro Estatal de Referencia en Micología Médica CEREMI, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
    Rev Iberoam Micol 22:54-6. 2005
    A tinea capitis and tinea faciei case in an elderly female patient with diabetes mellitus type 2 is presented. Her dermatological illness began on her face and later disseminated to her scalp...
  4. ncbi Recent updates in oral terbinafine: its use in onychomycosis and tinea capitis in the US
    Lauren Van Duyn Graham
    Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Mycoses 54:e679-85. 2011
    Onychomycosis and tinea capitis are prevalent fungal diseases that are difficult to cure and usually require systemic treatment. Onychomycosis has high recurrence rates and can significantly affect a patient's quality of life...
  5. ncbi Tinea capitis update: a continuing conflict with an old adversary
    B K Chen
    Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Children's Hospital, San Diego, California, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 13:331-5. 2001
    Infection with tinea capitis in childhood is a common, age-old problem that continues to plague patients and their families...
  6. ncbi [Tinea capitis]
    N Rebollo
    Departamento de Dermatologia, Hospital General Dr Manuel Gea Gonzalez, Mexico DF
    Actas Dermosifiliogr 99:91-100. 2008
    b>Tinea capitis is a widespread scalp infection in children caused by dermatophytes. In fact, it is the most common cutaneous mycosis in children but is uncommon in adults. The disease has been major public health concern for decades...
  7. ncbi Dermoscopy findings in tinea capitis: case report and literature review
    Ana Maria Costa Pinheiro
    Outpatient Clinic for Tumors and Dermatoscopy, Hospital Universitario de Brasilia, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, DF, Brazil
    An Bras Dermatol 87:313-4. 2012
    ..We describe the "comma" and "corkscrew hair" dermoscopic aspects found in a child of skin type 4, with tinea capitis.
  8. ncbi Therapeutic options for the treatment of tinea capitis: griseofulvin versus fluconazole
    L Dastghaib
    Dermatology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    J Dermatolog Treat 16:43-6. 2005
    b>Tinea capitis is a relatively common fungal infection of childhood. Griseofulvin has been the mainstay of treatment for many years. However, newer oral antifungal agents are being used more frequently.
  9. ncbi Tinea capitis in Cleveland: survey of elementary school students
    M Ghannoum
    Center for Medical Mycology and Mycology Reference Laboratory, Department of Dermatology, University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 5028, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:189-93. 2003
    b>Tinea capitis, a fungal infection of the scalp, is of increasing public health importance, and Trichophyton tonsurans has become the primary causative agent in North America.
  10. ncbi Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton rubrum in a neonate
    Sung Eun Chang
    Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea
    Pediatr Dermatol 19:356-8. 2002
    b>Tinea capitis is a common infection of school-aged children, but there have been only a few reports of tinea capitis in newborns. Furthermore, Trichophyton rubrum as a causative organism of tinea capitis is documented very rarely...
  11. ncbi Prevalence of tinea capitis in Southeastern Austria between 1985 and 2008: up-to-date picture of the current situation
    Barbara Binder
    Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Mycoses 54:243-7. 2011
    b>Tinea capitis is the most common dermatophyte infection in childhood, but may rarely occur in adults and the elderly. Causative agents vary within different geographical areas as well as during decades...
  12. ncbi The changing pattern of Tinea capitis in Jamaica
    A East-Innis
    Department of Medicine, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 55:85-8. 2006
    The species of dermatophyte fungi causing tinea capitis vary from country to country and may also change with time. This study was done to identify the predominant organisms causing tinea capitis in the Jamaican population...
  13. ncbi Superficial fungal infections: an update on pityriasis versicolor, seborrheic dermatitis, tinea capitis, and onychomycosis
    Aditya K Gupta
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Science Center Sunnybrook site and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Dermatol 21:417-25. 2003
    The recent advances in pityriasis versicolor, seborrheic dermatitis, tinea capitis and onychomycosis are reviewed...
  14. ncbi A randomized, double-blind study comparing the efficacy of selenium sulfide shampoo 1% and ciclopirox shampoo 1% as adjunctive treatments for tinea capitis in children
    Catherine Chen
    Department of Dermatology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 27:459-62. 2010
    ..to compare the efficacy of selenium sulfide shampoo 1% and ciclopirox shampoo 1% as adjunctive treatments for tinea capitis in children...
  15. ncbi Guidelines for the management of tinea capitis in children
    Talia Kakourou
    First Pediatric Department, Athens University, Aghia Sophia Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Dermatol 27:226-8. 2010
    Practice guidelines for the treatment of tinea capitis (TC) from the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology are presented...
  16. ncbi Screening for asymptomatic carriage of Trichophyton tonsurans in household contacts of patients with tinea capitis: results of 209 patients from South London
    J M L White
    Department of Cutaneous Allergy, St John s Institute of Dermatology, London, UK
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 21:1061-4. 2007
    There is currently an epidemic of tinea capitis in urban areas of developed countries caused by Trichophyton tonsurans. Recurrence or re-infection with dermatophyte is not uncommon after adequate oral treatment...
  17. ncbi Trichophyton violaceum is the dominant cause of tinea capitis in children in Tripoli, Libya: results of a two year survey
    Mohamed S Ellabib
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Medical College, Al Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya
    Mycopathologia 153:145-7. 2002
    The causative agents of tinea capitis in Libyan nationals attending the out patient Dermatology Clinic of the Tripoli Medical Centre over the period December 1997 to December 1999 were investigated...
  18. ncbi Tinea capitis in schoolchildren from lvory Coast (western Africa). A 1998-1999 cross-sectional study
    Eby Ignace Hervé Menan
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie et Mycologie, UFR des Sciences Pharmaceutiques et Biologiques, Universite de Cocody, Abidjan 22, Cote d Ivoire
    Int J Dermatol 41:204-7. 2002
    b>Tinea capitis is a worldwide public health problem that poses specific therapeutic challenges. This dermatophytosis of the scalp is endemic in Africa...
  19. ncbi Trichophyton tonsurans tinea capitis and tinea corporis: treatment and follow-up of four affected family members
    J Ravenscroft
    Department of Dermatology, Leeds General Infirmary, West Yorkshire, England
    Pediatr Dermatol 17:407-9. 2000
    ..ages 2 years and 6 months, simultaneously infected with the dermatophyte Trichophyton tonsurans, causing tinea capitis and tinea corporis in the children and tinea corporis in the parents...
  20. ncbi Tinea capitis among children in the Columbus area, Ohio, USA
    Jacquelyn R Coloe
    College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA
    Mycoses 53:158-62. 2010
    b>Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the hair follicles of the scalp. In the US, the most common organisms have traditionally been Trichophyton tonsurans, and occasionally Microsporum canis...
  21. ncbi Tinea capitis in a paediatric population
    B C Hackett
    Department of Dermatology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
    Ir Med J 99:294-5. 2006
    b>Tinea capitis is an increasing problem in Europe. The pattern of infection is changing with an increase in pathogenic anthropophilic dermatophytes particularly Trichophyton tonsurans...
  22. ncbi Tinea capitis in the pediatric population: a study from North India
    Chander Grover
    Department of Dermatology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India
    Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 76:527-32. 2010
    b>Tinea capitis (TC) is a common superficial fungal infection seen predominantly in children. The etiological factors vary from one region to the other...
  23. ncbi Tinea capitis: fluconazole in Trichophyton tonsurans infection
    M G Mercurio
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 15:229-32. 1998
    b>Tinea capitis is the most common dermatophyte infection in children. Trichophyton tonsurans is the most common etiologic agent in the United States, and for more than four decades the standard therapy has been griseofulvin...
  24. ncbi Tinea capitis in eastern Nepal
    Bibeka Nand Jha
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
    Int J Dermatol 45:100-2. 2006
    b>Tinea capitis is an increasing public health concern throughout the world. The clinical types and etiological agents vary from time to time and place to place...
  25. ncbi Increased incidence of Trichophyton tonsurans tinea capitis in Ontario, Canada between 1985 and 1996
    A K Gupta
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Science Center and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Mycol 36:55-60. 1998
    In Canada, since the 1990s, Trichophyton tonsurans has emerged as the main cause of tinea capitis. Prior to this the more common agents were T. verrucosum, Microsporum canis and M. audouinii. Over the past few years the incidence of T...
  26. ncbi Tinea capitis: ringworm of the scalp
    C Seebacher
    Mycoses 50:218-26. 2007
    The guideline tinea capitis, as passed by three German medical societies, is presented in the present study.
  27. ncbi A randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of fluconazole in the treatment of pediatric tinea capitis
    K Wade Foster
    Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 53:798-809. 2005
    Griseofulvin is considered first-line therapy for tinea capitis, and the Physician's Desk Reference currently recommends 11 mg/kg per day microsize formulation for use in children...
  28. ncbi Itraconazole in the treatment of tinea capitis caused by Microsporum canis: experience in a large cohort
    Gabriele Ginter-Hanselmayer
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Pediatr Dermatol 21:499-502. 2004
    ..canis tinea capitis. Fifty-five patients had previous treatment with terbinafine without success...
  29. ncbi Once weekly fluconazole is effective in children in the treatment of tinea capitis: a prospective, multicentre study
    A K Gupta
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook and Womens College Health Sciences Center Sunnybrook site, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Br J Dermatol 142:965-8. 2000
    ..in Brazil, Canada and South Africa we have demonstrated that fluconazole 8 mg kg-1 once weekly is effective in tinea capitis caused by Trichophyton and Microsporum species. There were 61 children, aged (mean +/- SE) 5.0 +/- 0...
  30. ncbi Griseofulvin versus terbinafine in the treatment of tinea capitis: a meta-analysis of randomized, clinical trials
    David Fleece
    Department of Pediatrics, Temple University Children s Medical Center, 5th Floor, 3509 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Pediatrics 114:1312-5. 2004
    b>Tinea capitis, a common pediatric infection in the United States, is caused mainly by Trichophyton species and affects many urban children...
  31. ncbi A reanalysis of thyroid neoplasms in the Israeli tinea capitis study accounting for dose uncertainties
    Jay H Lubin
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Radiat Res 161:359-68. 2004
    In the 1940s and 1950s, children in Israel were treated for tinea capitis by irradiation to the scalp to induce epilation...
  32. ncbi Lack of efficacy of 6-week treatment with oral terbinafine for tinea capitis due to Microsporum canis in children
    V Dragos
    University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Department of Dermatology, Slovenia
    Pediatr Dermatol 14:46-8. 1997
    Twenty-two children aged 2 to 9 years with noninflammatory tinea capitis due to Microsporum canis were evaluated in an open clinical pilot study run from January 1994 to July 1995...
  33. ncbi Kerion and dermatophytic granuloma. Mycological and histopathological findings in 19 children with inflammatory tinea capitis of the scalp
    Roberto Arenas
    Dermatology Department, Manuel Gea Gonzalez General Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico
    Int J Dermatol 45:215-9. 2006
    Inflammatory tinea capitis or kerion is the result of a hypersensitivity reaction to a dermatophytic infection. Majocchi's granuloma, in contrast, usually begins as a suppurative folliculitis and culminates in a granulomatous reaction.
  34. ncbi Therapeutic options for the treatment of tinea capitis caused by Trichophyton species: griseofulvin versus the new oral antifungal agents, terbinafine, itraconazole, and fluconazole
    A K Gupta
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Center Sunnybrook site, Toronto, Canada
    Pediatr Dermatol 18:433-8. 2001
    b>Tinea capitis is a relatively common fungal infection of childhood. Griseofulvin has been the mainstay of management. However, newer oral antifungal agents are being used more frequently...
  35. ncbi Oral griseofulvin remains the treatment of choice for tinea capitis in children
    M L Bennett
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 17:304-9. 2000
    b>Tinea capitis is one of the most common infections of children. The standard treatment is griseofulvin...
  36. ncbi Comma hairs: a dermatoscopic marker for tinea capitis: a rapid diagnostic method
    Monika Slowinska
    Department of Dermatology, Central Medical Hospital MSWiA, Warsaw, Poland
    J Am Acad Dermatol 59:S77-9. 2008
    ..Dermatoscopy and videodermatoscopy have been used for several years in the diagnosis of skin disorders...
  37. ncbi A double-blind, randomized, comparative trial of itraconazole versus terbinafine for 2 weeks in tinea capitis
    M Jahangir
    Department of Dermatology, King Edward Medical College Mayo Hospital, Lahore
    Br J Dermatol 139:672-4. 1998
    ..of oral itraconazole (n = 28) and terbinafine (n = 27), each given for 2 weeks, was compared in patients with tinea capitis. Trichophyton violaceum was the major pathogen in both groups (82.1% and 88.9%, respectively)...
  38. ncbi Susceptibility of dermatophyte isolates obtained from a large worldwide terbinafine tinea capitis clinical trial
    M A Ghannoum
    Center for Medical Mycology, University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Br J Dermatol 159:711-3. 2008
    ..Our group, in collaboration with seven other laboratories, has recently developed a method to determine the susceptibility of dermatophytes...
  39. ncbi Tinea capitis favosa in Poland
    W Niczyporuk
    Department of Dermatology and Venerology Medical Academy, Bialystok, Poland
    Mycoses 47:257-60. 2004
    b>Tinea capitis favosa is uncommon in Europe. We describe two patients who had local alopecia caused by Trichophyton schoenleinii...
  40. ncbi Epidemiology of tinea capitis in Europe: current state and changing patterns
    Gabriele Ginter-Hanselmayer
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Mycoses 50:6-13. 2007
    b>Tinea capitis (scalp ringworm) is the most common dermatophyte infection of the scalp affecting mainly children and rarely adults. The epidemiology of tinea capitis varies within different geographical areas throughout the world...
  41. ncbi Treatment of Microsporum spp. tinea capitis with pulsed oral terbinafine
    R Ungpakorn
    Institute of Dermatology, Bangkok, Thailand
    Clin Exp Dermatol 29:300-3. 2004
    ..It is also useful in treating tinea capitis, although for Microsporum canis and some ectothrix organisms, the effectiveness of the drug may be less than ..
  42. ncbi Surgical treatment of tinea capitis in childhood
    E Thoma-Greber
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Dermatologie und Allergologie, Klinikum der Universitat Munchen, Frauenlobstrasse 8 11, D 80337 Munich, Germany
    Mycoses 46:351-4. 2003
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  43. ncbi A randomized comparison of 4 weeks of terbinafine vs. 8 weeks of griseofulvin for the treatment of tinea capitis
    L C Fuller
    Department of Dermatology, King's College Hospital, London SE5 9RS, UK
    Br J Dermatol 144:321-7. 2001
    BACKGROUND: Tinea capitis is a common childhood infection that has recently become more frequent in urban areas in Europe and the U.S.A...
  44. ncbi Terbinafine hydrochloride oral granules versus oral griseofulvin suspension in children with tinea capitis: results of two randomized, investigator-blinded, multicenter, international, controlled trials
    Boni E Elewski
    Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 59:41-54. 2008
    Although griseofulvin is currently considered the primary antifungal agent used to treat tinea capitis in many countries, increasingly higher doses and longer durations of treatment are becoming necessary to achieve effective treatment...
  45. ncbi Terbinafine: efficacy and tolerability in young children with tinea capitis due to Microsporum canis
    H Silm
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Tartu University, Lossi 21 23, 51003 Tartu, Estonia
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 16:228-30. 2002
    We carried out an open, prospective, uncontrolled study to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of terbinafine in the treatment of young children with tinea capitis due to Microsporum canis.
  46. ncbi Comparison of terbinafine and griseofulvin in the treatment of tinea capitis
    H Caceres-Rios
    Department of Pediatric Dermatology, Instituto de Salud del Niño, Peru
    J Am Acad Dermatol 42:80-4. 2000
    Griseofulvin has been used for many years in the treatment of tinea capitis. Increase in resistance to this medication has led to a search for new therapeutic alternatives.
  47. ncbi Long-term follow-up for brain tumor development after childhood exposure to ionizing radiation for tinea capitis
    Siegal Sadetzki
    Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology Unit, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Radiat Res 163:424-32. 2005
    ..The study population included 10,834 individuals who were treated for tinea capitis with X rays in the 1950s and two matched nonirradiated groups, comprising population and sibling comparison ..
  48. ncbi The assessment and management of tinea capitis in children
    Samina Ali
    Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stollery Children s Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatr Emerg Care 23:662-5; quiz 666-8. 2007
    b>Tinea capitis is an infection of the scalp and hair shaft caused by dermatophyte fungi. It is seen in all age groups, and the incidence seems to be on the rise in North America...
  49. ncbi Tinea capitis caused by Microsporum canis treated with terbinafine
    Nicola Aste
    Department of Dermatology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Mycoses 47:428-30. 2004
    b>Tinea capitis is a disease found throughout the world. It frequently affects children and only rarely adults, usually post-menopausal women...
  50. ncbi Tinea capitis in infants less than 1 year of age
    C Romano
    Institute of Dermatological Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Pediatr Dermatol 18:465-8. 2001
    b>Tinea capitis is the most frequent manifestation of dermatophyte infection in children, but because it is rare in the first months of life it is often misdiagnosed...
  51. ncbi A randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, duration-finding study of oral terbinafine and open-label, high-dose griseofulvin in children with tinea capitis due to Microsporum species
    J Lipozencic
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Hospital Center, Zagreb, Croatia
    Br J Dermatol 146:816-23. 2002
    b>Tinea capitis, a common clinical pattern of dermatophyte infection in children is becoming a public health hazard in some countries...
  52. ncbi Terbinafine in the treatment of Trichophyton tinea capitis: a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, duration-finding study
    Sheila F Friedlander
    School of Medicine and Children s Hospital, University of California, San Diego, California 92123 4228, USA
    Pediatrics 109:602-7. 2002
    Terbinafine has been shown to be effective in tinea capitis, using different treatment durations. However, no direct comparison of treatment duration has previously been investigated...
  53. ncbi Doubled dose of oral terbinafine is required for Microsporum canis tinea capitis
    E Koumantaki
    Skin Department, Athens University, A. Syngros Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Dermatol 18:339-42. 2001
    Fourteen children, ages 1-15 years, with Microsporum canis tinea capitis were given oral terbinafine for 4 weeks at the recommended daily dose according to their weight: 10-20 kg, 62.5 mg; 20-40 kg, 125 mg; > 40 kg, 250 mg...
  54. ncbi Pharmacokinetics of terbinafine in young children treated for tinea capitis
    Susan M Abdel-Rahman
    Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:886-91. 2005
    ..This investigation was designed to evaluate the single dose and steady state pharmacokinetics of terbinafine in young children with tinea capitis.
  55. ncbi Microsporum canis tinea capitis in an 8-month-old infant successfully treated with 2 weekly pulses of oral itraconazole
    E Koumantaki
    Department of Dermatology, A. Syggros Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Dermatol 18:60-2. 2001
    We report an 8-month-old girl with tinea capitis caused by Microsporum canis which was successfully treated with two pulses of oral itraconazole 50 mg/day, each of 1 week duration with an interval of 2 weeks. M...
  56. ncbi Efficacy and tolerability of 8 weeks' treatment with terbinafine in children with tinea capitis caused by Microsporum canis: a comparison of three doses
    D Devliotou-Panagiotidou
    Department of Dermatology, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Mycological Laboratory of the State Hospital for Skin and Venereal Diseases, Chalkidikis 51, GR 54644, Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 18:155-9. 2004
    b>Tinea capitis caused by Microsporum canis is the most common mycosis of the scalp in preschool and school-aged children in Greece.
  57. ncbi Prevalence of tinea capitis and tinea pedis in Barcelona schoolchildren
    Laura Triviño-Duran
    Experimental and Clinical Mycology Research Unit, IMIM IMAS, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:137-41. 2005
    ..There are no prior data on the prevalence of tinea capitis and tinea pedis in Barcelona, Spain...
  58. ncbi Tinea capitis: no incision nor excision
    Laetitia von Laer Tschudin
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Center of the Canton of Vaud CHUV, 1011 Lausanne CHUV, Switzerland
    J Pediatr Surg 42:E33-6. 2007
    b>Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp and hair shaft that mainly affects prepubescent children...
  59. ncbi Tinea capitis
    A K Gupta
    Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto, Canada
    Med Mycol 38:255-87. 2000
    b>Tinea capitis is a common dermatophyte infection of the scalp in children. Dermatophytes are classified into three genera; tinea capitis is caused predominantly by Trichophyton or Microsporum species...
  60. ncbi Risk of thyroid cancer after childhood exposure to ionizing radiation for tinea capitis
    Siegal Sadetzki
    Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology Unit, Gertner Institute, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer 52621, Israel
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:4798-804. 2006
    ..We examined the effect of low doses of ionizing radiation (4.5-49.5 cGy) on the risk of developing thyroid cancer after long latent periods of up to 54 yr after childhood exposure...
  61. ncbi Itraconazole oral solution for the treatment of tinea capitis
    A K Gupta
    Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Science Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Br J Dermatol 139:104-6. 1998
    ..years, weight range 10-40 kg) were treated with itraconazole oral solution 10 mg/mL given as pulse therapy for tinea capitis. The dosage regimen was 3 mg/kg per day given once daily in a fasting state with each pulse lasting 1 week...
  62. ncbi Tinea capitis in a newborn caused by two organisms
    S L Ungar
    State University of New York, SUNY-Health Science Center, Brooklyn, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 14:229-30. 1997
    b>Tinea capitis is a common infection of childhood. There have been several reports of tinea capitis in newborns. Our patient presented at 19 days of age to the emergency room with a scalp lesion of 5 days duration...
  63. ncbi Prevalence of tinea capitis in southern Kuwait
    A A Razzaq Adel
    Department of Dermatology, Al Adan Hospital, Safat, Kuwait
    Mycoses 50:317-20. 2007
    b>Tinea capitis of the scalp, an infection caused by dermatophytes, produces a significant health problem especially among school children. The object of this study was to highlight the prevalence of tinea capitis in southern Kuwait...
  64. ncbi An experience from an outbreak of tinea capitis gladiatorum due to Trichophyton tonsurans
    S Ergin
    Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
    Clin Exp Dermatol 31:212-4. 2006
    ..Although tinea corporis is well recognized, no data are available for tinea capitis infections in wrestlers...
  65. ncbi Aetiology of tinea capitis in school children
    S O Ayaya
    Department of Child Health and Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Moi University, P.O. Box 6121, Eldoret, Kenya
    East Afr Med J 78:531-5. 2001
    BACKGROUND: Tinea capitis is a superficial fungal infection of the scalp and hair of the head which is common in children aged between two and eleven years...
  66. ncbi Multiple basal cell carcinomas developed after radiation therapy for tinea capitis: a case report
    P Ekmekci
    Ankara University Medical School, Department of Dermatology, Ankara, Turkey
    Dermatol Surg 27:667-9. 2001
    ..Herein we report a patient who had received low-dose radiation for the treatment of tinea capitis and developed multiple basal cell carcinomas in the radiated areas after a long latent period of 53 years.
  67. ncbi Meta-analysis: griseofulvin efficacy in the treatment of tinea capitis
    Aditya K Gupta
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Drugs Dermatol 7:369-72. 2008
    ..A meta-analysis of clinical trials of griseofulvin use in tinea capitis was performed to determine mean griseofulvin efficacy. A review of the literature identified 7 studies...
  68. ncbi Tinea capitis in Europe: new perspective on an old problem
    R J Hay
    Department of Infection and Immunity, St Johnś Institute of Dermatology KCL, St Thomas Hospital, London, UK
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 15:229-33. 2001
    A survey of tinea capitis conducted under the auspices of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology showed that laboratories contributing to a voluntary scheme for reporting have recently been seeing a different pattern of scalp ..
  69. ncbi Clinico-myocological profile of tinea capitis in North India and response to griseofulvin
    A Singal
    Department of Dermatology, University of College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    J Dermatol 28:22-6. 2001
    There is a paucity of literature on tinea capitis from North India. The response to griseofulvin has not been studied as well...
  70. ncbi Tinea capitis: a current perspective
    B E Elewski
    Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama, Birmingham 35233, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 42:1-20; quiz 21-4. 2000
    During the past 50 years, the predominant etiologic agent of tinea capitis in the United States and in Western Europe has changed from Microsporum audouinii to Trichophyton tonsurans...
  71. ncbi [Basal cell carcinoma of the scalp after radiation therapy for tinea capitis: 33 patients]
    M Mseddi
    Service de Dermatologie, CHU Hedi Chaker, 3029 Sfax, Tunisie
    Cancer Radiother 8:270-3. 2004
    Occurrence of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) following radiotherapy for tinea capitis is well known. The aim of this study was to specify the clinical and histological features of these BCC seen in 33 patients (1995-2000)...
  72. ncbi Aetiological agents of tinea capitis in Tehran (Iran)
    S Bassiri Jahromi
    Medical Mycology Department, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran
    Mycoses 49:65-7. 2006
    A total of 1568 patients with suspected tinea capitis were examined for causative fungal agents between 1994 and 2001. Laboratory examination confirmed tinea capitis in 209 patients. Males were affected more frequently (67...
  73. ncbi [An investigation of Trichophyton tonsurans infection in university students participating in sports clubs]
    Nobuyoshi Hirose
    School of Health and Sports Science, Juntendo University, Inbamura, Inba gun, Chiba 270 1695, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 46:119-23. 2005
    ..Recognition of the current prevalence of this disease not only in athletes of these sports but also in other athletes is important to prevent its further spread...
  74. ncbi Cytobrush-culture method to diagnose tinea capitis
    Alexandro Bonifaz
    Dermatology Service and Mycology Department, Hospital General de México OD, Sanchez Azcona 317 int 202, Col del Valle, Mexico, DF, Mexico
    Mycopathologia 163:309-13. 2007
    This is a comparative study to isolate the dermatophytes of tinea capitis using the cytobrush and comparing it versus the standard method...
  75. ncbi [Epidemiological survey of Trichophyton tonsurans infection in Tohoku district and its clinical problems]
    Tatsuya Kasai
    Kasai Dermatological Clinic, 2 40 32 105 Higashitanaka, Tagajo, Miyagi 985 0863, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 46:87-91. 2005
    ..I think also necessary is the systemic administration of terbinafine or itraconazole for 4 or 6 weeks or more even for tinea corporis. Additionally, I emphasize that culture study is indispensable to confirm the infection by this fungi...
  76. ncbi Tinea capitis among children at one suburban primary school in the City of Maputo, Mozambique
    Mohsin M Sidat
    Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, University Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 40:473-5. 2007
    This study evaluated the prevalence of Tinea capitis among schoolchildren at one primary school and also identified the causative agents. Scalp flakes were collected from children presenting clinical signs suggestive of Tinea capitis...
  77. ncbi Scalp ringworm
    Anthony Summers
    University Hospital Lewisham, London
    Emerg Nurse 14:18-9. 2006
  78. ncbi Trichophyton violaceum: a rare isolate in 18-day-old neonate
    R B Surpam
    Department of Microbiology, TNMC and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai 400008, Maharashtra, India
    Indian J Med Microbiol 24:292-3. 2006
    ..The patient was treated successfully with miconazole nitrate application. A large family with crowded living was considered the main predisposing factor...
  79. ncbi Is itraconazole the treatment of choice in Microsporum canis tinea capitis?
    E Koumantaki-Mathioudaki
    Department of Dermatology, University of Athens, A Sygros Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Drugs Exp Clin Res 31:11-5. 2005
    Mycotic scalp infection caused by Microsporum canis is the most dominant cause of tinea capitis in Greece. Griseofulvin has been the gold standard for the treatment of tinea capitis, but it is unavailable in our country...
  80. ncbi [Superficial fungal infections. Epidemiologic, clinical and mycologic study over a three year period]
    D El Euch
    Service de Dermatologie, Hopital La Rabta, Tunis, Tunisie
    Tunis Med 84:407-10. 2006
    ..Any time, Candida albicans is prevalent on the level of the hands...
  81. ncbi Clinical diagnosis of common scalp disorders
    Boni E Elewski
    Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc 10:190-3. 2005
    ..These features make it susceptible to superficial mycotic conditions (dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and tinea capitis), parasitic infestation (pediculosis capitis), and inflammatory conditions (psoriasis)...
  82. ncbi [Trichophyton violaceum infection in three black brothers]
    Chisako Takahashi
    Department of Dermatology, Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital, 1 30 Fujigaoka, Aobaku, Yokohama 227 8501, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 45:13-6. 2004
    Case 1 was a 3-year-old with tinea capitis, while Case 2 was a 5-year-old with kerion celsi. These conditions developed between December 1997 and January 1998 when the patients were living in Canada...
  83. ncbi [Trichophyton violaceum infection occurring in a nursing home]
    Hiroyuki Kakutani
    Aioi Dermatological Clinic, Yamagata, and Department of Dermatology, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 46:279-84. 2005
    ..violaceum. One year after case 1's first visit to our clinic, we observed an 88-year-old female (case 6) of tinea capitis by T. violaceum. It seems that the organism was preserved in surroundings and members of the nursing home...
  84. ncbi [A case of black dot ringworm caused by Trichophyton tonsurans in Chiba Prefecture]
    Yoko Takahashi
    Kisarazu Dermatological Clinic, and Research Center for Pathogenic Fungi and Microbial Toxicoses, Chiba University, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 46:273-8. 2005
    ..She had been diagnosed as having tinea capitis by a direct microscopic examination of scales, and been treated with an antifungal cream and steroid lotion ..
  85. ncbi Systemic antifungal therapy for cutaneous infections in children
    Aisha Sethi
    Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:643-4. 2006
  86. ncbi Incidence of Tinea capitis in São Paulo, Brazil
    M S Moraes
    Department of Dermatology, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Mycopathologia 162:91-5. 2006
    To determine the incidence of tinea capitis in São Paulo, Brazil, an investigation was performed in Private and Public Pediatrics Service involving 4,500 children from 0 to 15 years old during 5 years (1996-2000)...
  87. pmc Isolation of Trichophyton violaceum and Trichophyton soudanense in Baltimore, Maryland
    Shelley S Magill
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 E Monument St, 4th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:461-5. 2007
    b>Tinea capitis is of public health importance because of its transmissibility...
  88. ncbi Tinea capitis among rural school children of the district of Magude, in Maputo province, Mozambique
    Mohsin M Sidat
    Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, University Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
    Mycoses 49:480-3. 2006
    ..The prevalence of tinea capitis in each school was 11.6% (49/422) and 6.8% (18/263) and affected predominantly male children...
  89. ncbi Tinea capitis
    Marcy S Alvarez
    Department of Dermatology, Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
    Cutis 78:189-96. 2006
    b>Tinea capitis (TC) is a common fungal infection of the scalp, hair follicles, and hair shafts that can affect any age group but is particularly common in schoolchildren. The prevalence of TC has risen in the past 2 decades...
  90. ncbi [Dermatophytosis with concurrent lesions in distant locations. Prognostic and therapeutic significance]
    Julián Larruskain
    Servicio de Microbiologia, Hospital Donostia, San Sebastian, Guipuzcoa, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 23:191-3. 2005
    ..Recurrence and a lack of treatment response are common in dermatophytosis. In patients with cutaneous and concurrent toenail lesions, often only the former are investigated, which may result in inappropriate treatment due to misdiagnosis...
  91. ncbi Tinea capitis by trichophyton violaceum in immuno-suppressed elderly man
    J Blasco Melguizo
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 18:100-2. 2004
  92. ncbi Tinea capitis among primary school children in some parts of central Nigeria
    Grace M Ayanbimpe
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
    Mycoses 51:336-40. 2008
    b>Tinea capitis is the most common superficial mycosis in children of school age...
  93. ncbi Tinea capitis due to Microsporum audouinii in Malta
    L Vella Zahra
    Medical School, Mycology Laboratory, Pathology Department, St Luke s Hospital, Malta
    Mycoses 46:433-5. 2003
    We describe a case of tinea capitis in a 4-year-old boy caused by Microsporum audouinii var. langeronii. This is the first recorded case of tinea capitis due to this dermatophyte in the Maltese Islands.
  94. ncbi Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton soudanense in Cincinnati, Ohio, in internationally adopted children from Liberia
    Robin J Markey
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 20:408-10. 2003
    Two sisters, ages 5 and 6 years, who were adopted from Liberia, presented in Cincinnati, Ohio, with tinea capitis. Fungal cultures grew Trichophyton soudanense, a dermatophyte rarely seen in North America...
  95. ncbi [Two cases of tinea capitis by Microsporum ferrugineum believed infected in Myanmar]
    Sumiko Ishizaki
    Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Women s Medical University Daini Hospital, 2 1 10 Nishiogu, Arakawa ku, Tokyo, 116 8567
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 44:203-7. 2003
    We report two cases of tinea capitis by Microsporum (M) ferrugineum. A two year old boy (case 1) visited our hospital 3 months after his return from Myanmar...
  96. ncbi Rapid response of Trichophyton tonsurans-induced onychomycosis after treatment with terbinafine
    Raza Aly
    Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, and Clinical Research Dermatology, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Int J Dermatol 41:357-9. 2002
    We describe an 8-year-old Hispanic female who presented with distal subungual onychomycosis and tinea capitis. Both foci of infection yielded Trichophyton tonsurans upon culture, and were clinically and mycologically cured with ..
  97. ncbi Prevalence of tinea capitis in primary schools in Turkey
    M Altindis
    Department of Microbiology, Kocatepe University School of Medicine, Afyon, Turkey
    Mycoses 46:218-21. 2003
    The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of tinea capitis in Middle Anatolia...
  98. ncbi [Resistance to azolic compounds in clinical Trichophyton spp. strains]
    Luis Javier Méndez-Tovar
    Laboratorio de Investigación Médica en Dermatología y Micología Dr Ernesto Macotela, Hospital de Especialidades Dr Bernardo Sepúlveda, UMAE Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, IMSS, Mexico D F, Mexico
    Rev Iberoam Micol 24:320-2. 2007
    ..It is important to establish the antifungal susceptibility as part of the study procedures in patients with dermatophytosis and a poor antifungal response...
  99. ncbi Common tinea infections in children
    Mark D Andrews
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Am Fam Physician 77:1415-20. 2008
    ..Most tinea infections can be managed with topical therapies; oral treatment is reserved for tinea capitis, severe tinea pedis, and tinea unguium...
  100. ncbi Prevalence of tinea capitis as well as of asymptomatic carriers in school children in Nablus area (Palestine)
    M S Ali-Shtayeh
    Department of Biological Sciences, An Najah University, Nablus and Private Clinic, Nablus, Palestine
    Mycoses 45:188-94. 2002
    A study of tinea capitis was carried out during October 1998, involving 8531 school children aged 6-14 years (4718 males and 3813 females), attending 12 primary schools located in urban, rural, and refugee camp communities in the Nablus ..
  101. ncbi Adult tinea capitis due to Trichophyton violaceum in China
    Jin Yu
    Department of Dermatology Research Center of Medical Mycology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, 100034, PR China
    Mycopathologia 157:49-52. 2004
    b>Tinea capitis is rare in adults. We report a case of adult tinea capitis due to Trichophyton violaceum in China...

Research Grants9

  1. A molecular toolbox for hypothesis testing in the dermatophytes
    Theodore C White; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..are pathogenic fungi responsible for a variety of skin and nail infections, including athlete's foot and tinea capitis, a common fungal infection of the head in patients in socio- economically depressed areas...
  2. FOLLOW-UP OF PATIENTS X-IRRADIATED FOR SCALP RINGWORM
    Roy Shore; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..is to evaluate the incidence of tumors of the head and neck in a population treated for ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis) with x-rays between 1940 and 1959, as compared with a similar group who received only topical medications for ..
  3. RADIATION DOSIMETRY FOR EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES
    Marilyn Stovall; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..of scoliosis; children treated for all types of cancer and benign conditions, such as lymphoid hyperplasia and tinea capitis; men treated for peptic ulcer and cancer of the testes; and patients treated by neutron beams for all types of ..
  4. FUNGAL PROTEIN/GLYCOPROTEIN EXPRESSION IN TINEA CAPITIS
    Susan Abdel Rahman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    Worldwide, tinea capitis remains a persistent and highly infection in children with as many as 1 in 10 children at any ne time demonstrating active infection or serving as carriers of the fungus. At the applicant institution we treated 4...
  5. Evaluating Trichophyton tonsurans Carriage and Infection
    Susan Abdel Rahman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    DESCRIPTION (provided by the applicant): Tinea capitis is an overwhelmingly prevalent disease in the pediatric population being estimated to occur in approximately 1 in 20 children...
  6. Repair & Prevention of DNA Damage & Breast Cancer Risk
    Roy Shore; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The polymorphisms either have not been studied previously in relation to breast cancer risk, or their contribution to risk is uncertain because of limitations in previous studies. ..