Tinea capitis

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Background

  • Infection caused by dermatophytes that feed on keratin

Tinea Types

Clinical Features

Tinea Capitis
  • Scaly, variable pruritus
  • Patchy alopecia

Differential Diagnosis

Neonatal Rashes

Evaluation

  • Clinical diagnosis
  • Can be complicated by development of kerion

Management

Antifungals

  • Coverage for Trichophyton and Microsporum and should use both topical and systemic therapy simultaneously
  • Baseline liver function required prior to systemic antifungals

Topical

Systemic

Disposition

  • Discharge

See Also

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