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    Epidemiological profile of tinea capitis in São Paulo City.
    An Bras Dermatol 2017 Mar-Apr;92(2):283-284
    School of Medical Sciences at Santa Casa de São Paulo (FCMSCSP) - São Paulo (SP), Brazil.
    Tinea capitis is the most common fungal infection in children. The identification of the etiologic agent helps clinicians make their therapeutic choice. Studies conducted in different countries show a changing pattern of the main etiological agents according to their regions. Read More

    [THE TRUTH ABOUT THE RINGWORM AFFAIR].
    Harefuah 2016 Oct;155(10):637-641
    Department of Sociology, University of Toronto The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research.
    Introduction: Ringworm of the scalp (Tinea Capitis), a fungal skin ailment that appears on the scalp, was treated until the early sixties by radiation therapy. It was discovered during the seventies that radiation treatment for ringworm may be associated with a higher risk of cancerous and benign tumors in the head and neck area for patients undergoing treatment. In 1995, Israel enacted a law to compensate ringworm irradiation patients which provided monetary compensation for those who were treated between 1946 and 1960. Read More

    Analysis of trichoscopic signs observed in 24 patients presenting tinea capitis: Hypotheses based on physiopathology and proposed new classification.
    Ann Dermatol Venereol 2017 May 18. Epub 2017 May 18.
    Faculté de pharmacie de Montpellier, 15, avenue Charles-Flahault, 34000 Montpellier, France.
    Introduction: Trichoscopy (hair dermoscopy) is a non-invasive and very useful technique for the diagnosis and follow-up of hair and scalp disorders. In tinea capitis, specific aspects of the hair shaft have been described, with the main ones being: comma hair, corkscrew hair, bar code-like hair (BCH) and zigzag hair (ZZH).

    Method: Herein we report on a retrospective study of 24 patients with tinea capitis (TC). Read More

    The survey of tinea capitis and scalp dermatophyte carriage in nursing home residents.
    Med Mycol 2017 May 18. Epub 2017 May 18.
    Department of Dermatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou and Taipei, Taiwan.
    Tinea capitis is a contagious dermatophyte infection of scalp and associated hairs. On the other hand, asymptomatic carriage is a status of positive dermatophyte scalp culture, but without signs or symptoms of tinea capitis, and no evidence of hair shaft invasion confirmed by direct microscopy. Tinea capitis and asymptomatic carriage mostly occur in children, but adult females are becoming another population in recent decades. Read More

    [Tinea capitis: Main mycosis child. Epidemiological study on 10years].
    J Mycol Med 2017 May 10. Epub 2017 May 10.
    Laboratoire de parasitologie-mycologie, CHU la Rabta, 1082 Tunis, Tunisie.
    Despite the changes in their epidemiology, and the improving level of hygiene of the population, tinea capitis is still considered a public health problem in our country, and is the most common type of dermatophytosis in our country. The aim of our study was to evaluate the epidemiological, clinical and mycological features of tinea capitis in children encountered in the Tunis region. A retrospective study concerned 1600 children aged 6 months to 15 years suspected to have tinea capitis was conducted in Parasitology-Mycology laboratory, Rabta hospital, over a 10-years period (2005-2014). Read More

    Follow-up of tinea capitis with trichoscopy: a prospective clinical study.
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017 May 12. Epub 2017 May 12.
    Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Hospital Santo António dos Capuchos, Lisbon, Portugal.
    Tinea capitis (TC) is a common pediatric dermatophytosis with an increasing incidence worldwide.(1) Although mycological examination remains the gold standard for the diagnosis of TC,(2) typical trichoscopic findings can support the diagnosis and expedite treatment, because culture results take weeks.(3) Few studies have addressed the correlation between trichoscopic findings and the diagnosis of TC. Read More

    The identification and grading of the psychosocial impact of Tinea capitis in primary school children in a semi-urban area of Rivers State, Nigeria.
    Niger Postgrad Med J 2017 Jan-Mar;24(1):20-24
    Department of Mental Health/Neuropsychiatry, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
    Introduction: Tinea capitis is a fungal skin disease, which is not life-threatening but could affect the psychosocial life of those suffering from it. Thus, this study sought to identify and grade the psychosocial impact related to Tinea capitis in primary school children.

    Subjects And Methods: This was a cross-sectional study involving primary school children in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. Read More

    IN VITRO ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF METHANOLIC EXTRACTS OF DIFFERENT Senna didymobotrya (FRESEN.) H.S. IRWIN & BARNEBY PLANT PARTS.
    Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med 2016 29;13(6):168-174. Epub 2016 Sep 29.
    Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Maseno University, Private Bag Maseno, Kenya.
    Background: Herbal medicines have been in use for many years and remain widespread in developing countries; whereas, the use of complementary alternative medicine is on the increase in developed countries. Senna didymobotrya is important for its medicinal benefits among most communities in treating a wide range of ailments.

    Materials And Methods: Plants were collected from a cluster in Siaya, Nandi and Nakuru counties (Kenya). Read More

    Idiosyncratic Findings in Trichoscopy of Tinea Capitis: Comma, Zigzag Hairs, Corkscrew, and Morse Code-like Hair.
    Int J Trichology 2016 Oct-Dec;8(4):180-183
    Department of Dermatology, Independent Researcher, Libya.
    Dermoscopy is a method of growing significance in the diagnoses of dermatological pigmented skin diseases. However, in my case, mycology culture was negative and successful treatment was given on the basis of trichoscopy and wood lamp examination. I hereby describe a young boy with tinea capitis, multiple "comma hairs" and "zigzag hair" and a subtle additional feature "Morse code-like hair" when intensification was applied. Read More

    Cranial irradiation in childhood mimicking neurofibromatosis type II.
    Am J Med Genet A 2017 Jun 19;173(6):1635-1639. Epub 2017 Apr 19.
    The Gilbert Israeli Neurofibromatosis Center, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
    Neurofibromatosis type II (NF2) is a genetic disease characterized by bilateral vestibular schwannomas (VS) and other nerve system tumors. However, such tumors may be associated with environmental, rather than a genetic, etiology. Individuals fulfilling the clinical criteria of NF2 who had been treated by head ionized irradiation at a young age were compared for disease characteristics and molecular analysis with non-irradiated sporadic NF2 cases. Read More

    Clinicoepidemiological and Mycological Study of Tinea Capitis in the Pediatric Population of Kashmir Valley: A Study from a Tertiary Care Centre.
    Indian Dermatol Online J 2017 Mar-Apr;8(2):100-103
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
    Background: Tinea capitis is a superficial fungal infection that predominantly affects the pediatric population. The etiological factors vary from region to region, and the exact incidence remains obscure. The clinicoepidemiological and mycological aspects of this dermatophytosis were studied in a tertiary care centre in Kashmir valley. Read More

    [How I explore… scalp and hairin erythemato-squamous disorders].
    Rev Med Liege 2016 Oct;71(10):460-462
    Service de Dermatopathologie, CHU de Liège, Belgique.
    In their early stages, some dermatoses of the scalp such as psoriasis seborrheic dermatitis, tinea capitis and discoid lupus erythematosus are often hardly noticeable to others. However, the eruptions are occasionally severe and extensive. Reaching an adequate diagnosis is of utmost impor¬tance for an adequate healthcare. Read More

    Infectious diseases prevalence, vaccination coverage, and diagnostic challenges in a population of internationally adopted children referred to a Tertiary Care Children's Hospital from 2009 to 2015.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Mar;96(12):e6300
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy.
    Infectious diseases are common in internationally adopted children (IAC).With the objective to evaluate infectious diseases prevalence in a large cohort of IAC and to explore possible risk factors for tuberculosis (TB) and parasitic infections, clinical and laboratory data at first screening visit of all IAC (<18 years) consecutively referred to our Center in 2009 to 2015 were collected and analyzed.In total, 1612 children (median age: 5. Read More

    Clinical and Laboratory Characteristics of a Tinea Capitis Outbreak Among Novice Buddhist Monks.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2017 May 20;34(3):371-373. Epub 2017 Mar 20.
    Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
    Sixty novice Buddhist monks with tinea capitis confirmed according to clinical presentation and mycological laboratory finding were included in this study. Mixed-type clinical presentation was observed in approximately half of all cases, together with scarring alopecia (95%) and superficial fungal skin infection at locations other than the scalp (43.3%). Read More

    Changing in the Epidemiology of Tinea Capitis among School Children in Egypt.
    Ann Dermatol 2017 Feb 3;29(1):13-19. Epub 2017 Feb 3.
    Department of Dermatology & STD and Anderology, Faculty of Medicine, Fayoum University, Fayoum, Egypt.
    Background: Tinea capitis remains a prevalent health problem among school-aged children.

    Objective: To estimate the prevalence of tinea capitis among primary school students, in Fayoum, Egypt with identification of etiological agents in both public and private primary schools.

    Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in twelve primary schools. Read More

    Serious fungal infections in the Philippines.
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2017 Jun 21;36(6):937-941. Epub 2017 Feb 21.
    Education and Research Center, University Hospital of South Manchester, Southmoor Road, Manchester, M23 9LT, UK.
    The Philippines is a low middle-income, tropical country in Southeast Asia. Infectious diseases remain the main causes of morbidity, including tuberculosis. AIDS/HIV prevalence is still low at <1%, but is rapidly increasing. Read More

    Common Skin Conditions in Children: Skin Infections.
    FP Essent 2017 Feb;453:26-32
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine Dermatology Residency Program, 410 Market St. Suite 400 CB#7715, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
    Skin infections account for a significant subset of dermatologic conditions of childhood. Common cutaneous viral infections in children include warts, molluscum contagiosum, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and herpes simplex. Although viral infections are self-limited and often only mildly symptomatic, they can cause anxiety, embarrassment, and health care use. Read More

    Incidence and biodiversity of yeasts, dermatophytes and non-dermatophytes in superficial skin infections in Assiut, Egypt.
    J Mycol Med 2017 Feb 7. Epub 2017 Feb 7.
    Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Assiut University Mycological Centre, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.
    Objective: The aim was to identify the incidence of the causal agents from dermatophytes, non-dermatophytes and yeasts in Assiut Governorate employing, beside the morphological and physiological techniques, the genotypic ones.

    Patients: Samples from infected nails, skin and hair were taken from 125 patients.

    Materials And Methods: Patients who presented with onychomycosis, tinea capitis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris and tinea pedis during the period from February 2012 to October 2015 were clinically examined and diagnosed by dermatologists and were guided to Assiut University Mycological Centre for direct microscopic examination, culturing and identification. Read More

    Computational analysis of conserved coil functional residues in the mitochondrial genomic sequences of dermatophytes.
    Bioinformation 2016 15;12(3):197-201. Epub 2016 Jun 15.
    Biotechnology Branch, University Institute of Engineering and Technology (U.I.E.T), Punjab University, Chandigarh 160014, India.
    Dermatophyte is a group of closely related fungi that have the capacity to invade keratinized tissue of humans and other animals. The infection known as dermatophytosis, caused by members of the genera Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton includes infection to the groin (tinea cruris), beard (tinea barbae), scalp (tinea capitis), feet (tinea pedis), glabrous skin (tinea corporis), nail (tinea unguium), and hand (tinea manuum). The identification of evolutionary relationship between these three genera of dermatophyte is epidemiologically important to understand their pathogenicity. Read More

    [Dermatophyte : Current situation].
    Hautarzt 2017 Apr;68(4):316-323
    , Hofmannstr. 11, 35444, Biebertal, Deutschland.
    Currently, a mycid is defined as hyperergic reaction that develops from a remote localized infection and in which no fungus is detectable. Criteria for a mycid caused by a dermatophyte (dermatophytid) are (1) proven dermatophytosis elsewhere, (2) no evidence for fungal elements in the lesions of the -id reaction, (3) initially often worsening of the lesions under therapy with highly potent systemic antimycotics, and (4) clearing after the dermatophytosis has been treated sufficiently. The most common dermatophytid is a symmetrical dyshidrotic mycid of the hands in connection with an often highly inflammatory mycotic infection of the feet especially by Trichophyton mentagrophytes. Read More

    Epidemiology of Trichophyton verrucosum infection in Rennes University Hospital, France: A 12-year retrospective study.
    Med Mycol 2017 Jan 23. Epub 2017 Jan 23.
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pontchaillou, Rennes, France
    Trichophyton verrucosum is a zoophilic dermatophyte, known as a causative agent of inflammatory mycoses of the skin and the scalp in humans. In this study, we reviewed all cases of T. verrucosum infection diagnosed in our laboratory over a 12-year period, to determine epidemiological and clinical characteristics. Read More

    Relationship Between Phenotypic and Genotypic Characteristics of Trichophyton mentagrophytes Strains Isolated from Patients with Dermatophytosis.
    Mycopathologia 2017 Jun 18;182(5-6):487-493. Epub 2017 Jan 18.
    Parasitology-Mycology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Mohamed El Karoui Street, 4002, Sousse, Tunisia.
    According to epidemiological, clinical and mycological criteria, it has long been admitted that the Trichophyton mentagrophytes species includes two varieties: a zoophilic variety (var. mentagrophytes) and an anthropophilic variety (var. interdigitale) that involve the upper and the lower part of the body, respectively. Read More

    Tinea capitis caused by Trichophyton rubrum mimicking favus.
    Cutis 2016 Dec;98(6):389-391
    Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
    Favus is an uncommon form of tinea capitis (TC) currently seen in geographic areas with poor sanitation and limited access to health care such as emerging nations. Several variants of this condition have been described including one exhibiting a plaque composed of parchmentlike material. The makeup of this plaque has not been described. Read More

    [Trichophyton tonsurans associated with non-albicans Candida species in hands onychomycosis about a Moroccan case].
    J Mycol Med 2017 Mar 29;27(1):119-123. Epub 2016 Dec 29.
    Laboratoire de parasitologie-mycologie, hôpital militaire Moulay Ismaïl, boulevard Mohamed, El Hansali, Meknès 50000, Maroc.
    Introduction: Trichophyton tonsurans is an anthropophilic dermatophyte, frequent in the USA and in Asia where it is responsible for causing tinea capitis. At present, we attend an emergence of this species in certain regions where it was not or little met. Here, we report a case of onychomycosis of the hand due to T. Read More

    In Vitro Antifungal Susceptibility Profiles of 12 Antifungal Drugs against 55 Trichophyton schoenleinii Isolates from Tinea Capitis Favosa Patients in Iran, Turkey, and China.
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2017 Feb 24;61(2). Epub 2017 Jan 24.
    Invasive Fungi Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
    Trichophyton schoenleinii is an anthropophilic dermatophyte mainly causing tinea favosa of the scalp in certain regions of the world, especially Africa and Asia. We investigated the in vitro susceptibilities of 55 T. schoenleinii isolates collected over the last 30 years from Iran, Turkey, and China to 12 antifungals using the CLSI broth microdilution method. Read More

    Cathelicidin (LL-37) level in the scalp hair of patients with tinea capitis.
    Med Mycol 2016 Dec 2. Epub 2016 Dec 2.
    Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University
    Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are considered an important first line of defense against pathogens. Cathelicidin LL-37 was upregulated in response to fungal infection. In this work we aimed to evaluate cathelicidin LL-37 in the hair of tinea capitis and compare it to normal controls. Read More

    Epidemiology of Dermatophytoses in Crete, Greece.
    Med Mycol J 2016 ;57(4):E69-E75
    Department of Clinical Bacteriology, Parasitology, Zoonoses and Geographical Medicine.
    Dermatophytoses are among the most frequently diagnosed skin infections worldwide. However, the distribution of pathogenic species and the predominating anatomical sites of infection vary with geographical location and change over time. The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiological and aetiological factors of dermatophytoses in Crete, Greece over the last 5-year period (2011-2015) and their incidence in relation to the gender and the age of the patients. Read More

    International adoption from Ethiopia: An overview of the health status at arrival in Belgium.
    Acta Clin Belg 2016 Nov 28:1-6. Epub 2016 Nov 28.
    a Department of Paediatrics , Antwerp University Hospital, University of Antwerp , Edegem , Belgium.
    Background: Ethiopia is a densely populated country with a fast growing economy. Still socioeconomic and health issues render many children parentless. One thousand and twenty eight Ethiopian children have been adopted in Belgium from September 2005 to September 2015. Read More

    An estimation of burden of serious fungal infections in France.
    J Mycol Med 2016 Dec 22;26(4):385-390. Epub 2016 Nov 22.
    Centre hospitalier universitaire Necker-Enfants-Malades, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, laboratoire de parasitologie-mycologie, 149, rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France.
    Objective Of The Study: An estimation of burden of serious fungal diseases in France is essential data to inform public health priorities on the importance of resources and research needed on these infections. In France, precise data are available for invasive fungal diseases but estimates for several other diseases such as chronic and immunoallergic diseases are by contrast less known.

    Materials And Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted using the Web of Science Platform. Read More

    Low dose radiation risks for women surviving the a-bombs in Japan: generalized additive model.
    Environ Health 2016 Nov 24;15(1):112. Epub 2016 Nov 24.
    Independent researcher, Liverpool, England.
    Background: Analyses of cancer mortality and incidence in Japanese A-bomb survivors have been used to estimate radiation risks, which are generally higher for women. Relative Risk (RR) is usually modelled as a linear function of dose. Extrapolation from data including high doses predicts small risks at low doses. Read More

    Trichoscopy of Focal Alopecia in Children - New Trichoscopic Findings: Hair Bulbs Arranged Radially along Hair-Bearing Margins in Aplasia Cutis Congenita.
    Skin Appendage Disord 2016 Sep 30;2(1-2):1-6. Epub 2016 Apr 30.
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
    Purpose: To establish whether trichoscopy can be useful in the differential diagnosis of patchy alopecia in children.

    Procedures: The study was a retrospective analysis (2012-2015) and included 68 patients under 6 years of age. The inclusion criteria were age and the presence of 1-3 alopecia patches. Read More

    Systemic antifungal therapy for tinea capitis in children: An abridged Cochrane Review.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Feb 2;76(2):368-374. Epub 2016 Nov 2.
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. Electronic address:
    Background: The comparative efficacy and safety profiles of systemic antifungal drugs for tinea capitis in children remain unclear.

    Objective: We sought to assess the effects of systemic antifungal drugs for tinea capitis in children.

    Methods: We used standard Cochrane methodological procedures. Read More

    Efficacy and safety of itraconazole use in infants.
    World J Pediatr 2016 Nov 10;12(4):399-407. Epub 2016 Jun 10.
    Department of Dermatovenereology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610041, China.
    Background: Itraconazole has been used to treat fungal infections, in particular invasive fungal infections in infants or neonates in many countries.

    Data Sources: Literature search was conducted through Ovid EMBASE, PubMed, ISI Web of Science, CNKI and Google scholarship using the following key words: "pediatric" or "infant" or "neonate" and "fungal infection" in combination with "itraconazole". Based on the literature and our clinical experience, we outline the administration of itraconazole in infants in order to develop evidence-based pharmacotherapy. Read More

    The Changing Face of Dermatophytic Infections Worldwide.
    Mycopathologia 2017 Feb 25;182(1-2):77-86. Epub 2016 Oct 25.
    Department of Mycology, Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing, China.
    Dermatophytes evolve along with the geography and socioeconomic conditions. Epidermophyton floccosum, Microsporum audouinii and Trichophyton schoenleinii acted as the major pathogens of superficial fungal diseases 100 years ago, but their frequency decreased dramatically since the middle of the twentieth century and they are limited to some less-developed countries nowadays; meanwhile, frequency of Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton interdigitale, Trichophyton tonsurans and Microsporum canis increased gradually, and these fungi have become the major species globally. Some other dermatophytes, i. Read More

    Identification of the causative dermatophyte of tinea capitis in children attending Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda by PCR-ELISA and comparison with conventional mycological diagnostic methods.
    Med Mycol 2016 Oct 19. Epub 2016 Oct 19.
    Labor für medizinische Mikrobiologie Mölbis, Germany.
    Tinea capitis is a dermatophyte infection common among prepubertal children in sub-Saharan Africa and mainly caused by Trichophyton and Microsporum species. Accurate identification is challenging as conventional methods like culture and microscopy are slow and mostly based on morphological characteristics, which make them less sensitive and specific. Modern molecular methods, like polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays, are gaining acceptance and are quick as well as accurate. Read More

    TERT promoter mutations: a genetic signature of benign and malignant thyroid tumours occurring in the context of tinea capitis irradiation.
    Eur J Endocrinol 2017 Jan 19;176(1):49-55. Epub 2016 Oct 19.
    IPATIMUP - Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of PortoPorto, Portugal.
    Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the frequency and molecular characteristics of TERTp mutations in thyroid adenomas and carcinomas occurring in the low-dose radiation exposure tinea capitis setting.

    Design And Methods: Twenty-seven patients with 34 well-differentiated thyroid carcinomas and 28 patients with 29 follicular adenomas diagnosed in a Portuguese tinea capitis cohort were studied. Blood samples were obtained from all the patients. Read More

    Continuous increase of Trichophyton tonsurans as a cause of tinea capitis in the urban area of Paris, France: a 5-year-long study.
    Med Mycol 2016 Oct 14. Epub 2016 Oct 14.
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie; AP-HP, Groupe Hospitalier Saint-Louis-Lariboisière-Fernand-Widal Université Paris-Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité Inserm U976 Institut Pasteur, Molecular Mycology Unit, National Reference Center of Invasive Mycoses and Antifungals, Paris, France
    Tinea capitis (TC) is a highly contagious fungal infection of the scalp due to dermatophytes in children. To obtain information on the epidemiology of TC in the urban area of Paris, we analysed the microbiological results of 3090 patients seen with suspected TC from October 2010 to September 2015 at Saint Louis hospital, Paris, France. A peak of TC was observed in 3-6 year-old children, followed by a progressive decrease until 16 years of age. Read More

    The kerion: an angry tinea capitis.
    Int J Dermatol 2016 Oct 1. Epub 2016 Oct 1.
    Dermatology, Pathology, Pediatrics, and Medicine, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA.
    Tinea capitis has a high incidence with a global changing pathogen distribution, making this condition a public health concern around the world. As the infection is initially asymptomatic, it is easily spread. Moreover, it is present in many fomites, including hairbrushes, pillows, and bedding. Read More

    IL6-174 G>C Polymorphism (rs1800795) Association with Late Effects of Low Dose Radiation Exposure in the Portuguese Tinea Capitis Cohort.
    PLoS One 2016;11(9):e0163474. Epub 2016 Sep 23.
    IPATIMUP-Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto, Rua Júlio Amaral de Carvalho 45, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal.
    Head and neck cancers, and cardiovascular disease have been described as late effects of low dose radiation (LDR) exposure, namely in tinea capitis cohorts. In addition to radiation dose, gender and younger age at exposure, the genetic background might be involved in the susceptibility to LDR late effects. The -174 G>C (rs1800795) SNP in IL6 has been associated with cancer and cardiovascular disease, nevertheless this association is still controversial. Read More

    Protocol for the systematic review of the prevention, treatment and public health management of impetigo, scabies and fungal skin infections in resource-limited settings.
    Syst Rev 2016 Sep 23;5(1):162. Epub 2016 Sep 23.
    Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, West Perth, Australia.
    Background: Impetigo, scabies, and fungal skin infections disproportionately affect populations in resource-limited settings. Evidence for standard treatment of skin infections predominantly stem from hospital-based studies in high-income countries. The evidence for treatment in resource-limited settings is less clear, as studies in these populations may lack randomisation and control groups for cultural, ethical or economic reasons. Read More

    Trichoscopy as a useful method to differentiate tinea capitis from alopecia areata in children at Zagazig University Hospitals.
    Int J Dermatol 2017 Jan 22;56(1):116-120. Epub 2016 Sep 22.
    Department of Dermatology & Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Sharqia, Egypt.
    Trichoscopy corresponds to the scalp, and hair dermoscopy has been increasingly used as an aid in the diagnosis, follow-up, and prognosis of hair disorders. Trichoscopy represents a valuable link between clinical and histological diagnosis. Tinea capitis (TC) and alopecia areata (AA) are considered the most common causes of hairless patches of the scalp in pediatrics. Read More

    Dermoscopy as a useful supportive tool for the diagnosis of pityriasis amiantacea-like tinea capitis.
    Dermatol Pract Concept 2016 Jul 31;6(3):63-5. Epub 2016 Jul 31.
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Institute of Dermatology, University of Udine, Italy.
    Clinical distinction between pityriasis amiantacea-like tinea capitis and pityriasis amiantacea due to noninfectious inflammatory diseases is a troublesome task, with a significant likelihood of diagnostic errors/delays and prescription of inappropriate therapies. We report a case of pityriasis amiantacea-like tinea capitis with its dermoscopic findings in order to highlight the usefulness of dermoscopy in improving the recognition of such a condition. Read More

    Dermoscopy in General Dermatology: A Practical Overview.
    Dermatol Ther (Heidelb) 2016 Dec 9;6(4):471-507. Epub 2016 Sep 9.
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Institute of Dermatology, University of Udine, Udine, Italy.
    Over the last few years, dermoscopy has been shown to be a useful tool in assisting the noninvasive diagnosis of various general dermatological disorders. In this article, we sought to provide an up-to-date practical overview on the use of dermoscopy in general dermatology by analysing the dermoscopic differential diagnosis of relatively common dermatological disorders grouped according to their clinical presentation, i.e. Read More

    Tinea Capitis: Current Status.
    Mycopathologia 2017 Feb 6;182(1-2):87-93. Epub 2016 Sep 6.
    Dermatology Department, Kings College Hospital NHS Trust, London, SE9 3RS, UK.
    Tinea capitis remains a common childhood infection in many parts of the world. Yet knowledge of the underlying pathogenetic mechanisms and the development of effective immunity have shown striking advances, and new methods of diagnosis ranging from dermoscopy to molecular laboratory tests have been developed even though they have not been assimilated into routine practice in many centres. Treatment is effective although it needs to be given for at least 1 month. Read More

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