2,681 results match your criteria Tinea Capitis

Molecular targets for antifungals in amino acid and protein biosynthetic pathways.

Amino Acids 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biochemistry and BioTechMed Center, Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdańsk, Poland.

Fungi cause death of over 1.5 million people every year, while cutaneous mycoses are among the most common infections in the world. Mycoses vary greatly in severity, there are long-term skin (ringworm), nail or hair infections (tinea capitis), recurrent like vaginal candidiasis or severe, life-threatening systemic, multiorgan infections. Read More

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Tinea capitis caused by Microsporum canis treated with methyl-aminolevulinate daylight photodynamic therapy and ketoconazole shampooing.

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Dermatology, Miguel Servet University Hospital, IIS Aragón, Zaragoza, Spain.

Tinea capitis is a dermatophyte infection that primarily affects preadolescent children. Trichophyton tonsurans and Microsporum canis cause the majority of cases in North America and certain areas of Europe. Recent years have seen an increase in recalcitrant infections caused by M. Read More

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Epidemiological aspects of superficial fungal infections in Koranic schools in two localities of Senegal (Thies and Touba).

Mycoses 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal.

Background: In developing countries, superficial fungal infections (SFI) are endemic and cause a therapeutic problem because of the duration and cost of treatment. Community living and promiscuity are key factors in the direct or indirect transmission and spread of these diseases.

Objectives: The objective was to study the epidemiological aspects of SFI, among koranic school children in two localities in Senegal. Read More

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Inflammatory Tinea Capitis Due to Trichophyton rubrum.

Actas Dermosifiliogr 2021 May 20. Epub 2021 May 20.

Servicio de Dermatología, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña, La Coruña, Spain.

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Common Cutaneous Infections: Patient Presentation, Clinical Course, and Treatment Options.

Med Clin North Am 2021 Jul;105(4):783-797

Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 510 20th Street South, FOT Suite 858, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA. Electronic address:

This evidence-based review highlights cutaneous infections of bacterial, viral, and fungal origin that are frequently encountered by clinicians in all fields of practice. With a focus on treatment options and management, the scope of this article is to serve as a reference for physicians, regardless of field of specialty, as they encounter these pathogens in clinical practice. Read More

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Trichoscopy as a monitoring tool in assessing treatment response in 98 children with tinea capitis: A prospective clinical study.

Dermatol Ther 2021 May 27:e15010. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Microbiology, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India.

Tinea capitis (TC) is the most common dermatophyte infection in children. Fungal culture the gold standard diagnostic method takes several weeks and has poor yields. Trichoscopy helps in rapid diagnosis and could work as a monitoring tool during antifungal therapy. Read More

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Prevalence of superficial-cutaneous fungal infections in Shiraz, Iran: A five-year retrospective study (2015-2019).

J Clin Lab Anal 2021 May 24:e23850. Epub 2021 May 24.

Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Background: Superficial and cutaneous fungal infections are common in tropical areas. The aim of this study was to provide a basic database of superficial and cutaneous mycoses and the most common etiological agents among patients.

Methods: Between 2015 and 2019, a total of 1807 patients suspected of superficial and cutaneous mycosis referring to the mycology laboratory of Shiraz medical school, Fars, Iran were evaluated. Read More

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Management of tinea capitis in Israel: A comparative study.

Pediatr Dermatol 2021 May 17. Epub 2021 May 17.

Mediprobe Research Inc., London, ON, Canada.

Background: Tinea capitis is a common fungal infection in Israel, most commonly caused by the dermatophyte Trichophyton tonsurans.

Objectives: To investigate the effectiveness of oral antifungal monotherapy in producing clinical or complete cure. We also evaluated the impact of topical therapy (bifonazole 1% shampoo and/or betamethasone valerate 0. Read More

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Aetiological changes of tinea capitis in the Hubei area in 60 years: Focus on adult tinea capitis.

Mycoses 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Dermatology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Background: Tinea capitis is a common dermatophyte infection of the scalp primarily affecting children, with less frequent, though not rare, observation in adults.

Objective: This study aimed to assess changes in the causative agents of adult tinea capitis over a 60-year period in the Hubei area.

Methods: A retrospective, single-centre study was performed on 164 adults with tinea capitis between 1960 and 2020. Read More

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Dermatophyte infections in children compared to adults in Germany: a retrospective multicenter study in Germany.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Allergology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany.

Background And Objective: Dermatophyte infections of the skin and nails are common worldwide and vary between geographical areas and over time. The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiological profile of dermatophytes in Germany with a focus on comparing children with adults.

Patients And Methods: In this retrospective multicenter study, mycological dermatophyte culture results in the period 01/2014 to 12/2016 were analyzed according to identified pathogen, age and gender of patients, and type of disease. Read More

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Serious fungal disease incidence and prevalence in Indonesia.

Mycoses 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Manchester Fungal Infection Group, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Background: Indonesia is a tropical country, warm and humid, with numerous environmental fungi. Data on fungal disease burden helps policy makers and clinicians.

Objectives: We have estimated the incidence and prevalence of serious fungal diseases. Read More

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A 50-Year History of Tinea Capitis.

Mycopathologia 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Dermatology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.

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Analysis of Adult Patients with Tinea Capitis in Southeastern Korea.

Ann Dermatol 2020 Apr 11;32(2):109-114. Epub 2020 Mar 11.

Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea.

Background: Tinea capitis is a cutaneous infection of dermatophytes and predominant in children. Although tinea capitis in Korea is controlled by oral antifungal medications and concerted public health initiatives, it's still a health issue.

Objective: To investigate changes in the epidemiological and mycological characteristics of adult patients with tinea capitis in southeastern Korea. Read More

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Inflammatory Tinea Capitis Due to Trichophyton rubrum.

Actas Dermosifiliogr (Engl Ed) 2021 Apr 24. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Servicio de Dermatología, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña, La Coruña, España.

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Epidemiology of Dermatophytes in Belgium: A 5 Years' Survey.

Mycopathologia 2021 Apr 26. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Clinical Microbiology, Belgian National Reference Center, University Hospital of Liege, Liège, Belgium.

Dermatophytes are among the most common fungal agents causing superficial skin infections worldwide. Epidemiology of these infections is evolving and variable in every country. This report presents the Belgian epidemiological data regarding the distribution of dermatophytes species isolated by the two national reference centers for mycosis during a period of 5 years (2012-2016). Read More

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[Kerion Celsi due to Microsporum canis infection].

Hautarzt 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Klinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie, Städtisches Klinikum Dresden, Friedrichstr. 41, 01067, Dresden, Deutschland.

Tinea capitis is seen world-wide among children up to 12 years. The most severe type is Kerion Celsi with painful abscesses and lymphadenopathy. We report on an 11-year-old boy with Kerion Celsi, who was initially treated using antibiotics under the common misdiagnosis of a bacterial infection. Read More

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Afr J Infect Dis 2021 14;15(1):1-9. Epub 2020 Dec 14.

Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin/ University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.

Background: impacts negatively on the health of children, consequently affecting their education. Its prevalence is unknown in many African communities. is faced with therapeutic challenges as resistance to all classes of antifungal agents continues to emerge. Read More

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December 2020

[Trichophyton benhamiae, an emergent zoonotic pathogen in Argentina associated with Guinea pigs: Description of 7cases in Buenos Aires].

Rev Argent Microbiol 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Microbiología, Laboratorio Central, Hospital Alemán, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Trichophyton benhamiae is a zoonotic dermatophyte that can cause tinea corporis, tinea faciei and tinea capitis, producing inflammatory lesions, especially in children. In this publication, we describe 7clinical cases of pediatric patients that occurred in our institution between July 2019 and January 2020. All patients underwent a conventional mycological study. Read More

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[Trichophyton tonsurans-an emerging pathogen in wrestling in Germany].

Hautarzt 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Labor für medizinische Mikrobiologie - Partnerschaft Prof. Dr. med. Pietro Nenoff & Dr. med. Constanze Krüger, Mölbiser Hauptstr. 8, 04571, Rötha/OT Mölbis, Deutschland.

Trichophyton (T.) tonsurans is considered as the main causative agent of tinea gladiatorum (ringworm) in contact and martial arts worldwide and regularly leads to outbreaks. In the national wrestling squad in Leipzig, dermatophytoses occurred frequently and recurrently in children and adolescents for over a 2-year period. Read More

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A Retrospective Study of Tinea Capitis Management in General Pediatric Clinics and Pediatric Emergency Departments at 2 US Centers.

J Pediatr 2021 Mar 29. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

We examine management practices of tinea capitis at 2 US academic centers. The majority of providers treated tinea capitis with the oral antifungal agent griseofulvin and did not obtain a fungal culture. We recommend newer antifungal treatments such as terbinafine and fluconazole and obtaining a fungal culture for effective treatment. Read More

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Tinea capitis caused by Nannizzia gypsea after playing by a river.

Rev Iberoam Micol 2021 Mar 11. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

Dermatology Department, Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga, Spain.

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The spectrum of pediatric scarring alopecia: A retrospective review of 27 patients seen at Mayo Clinic.

Pediatr Dermatol 2021 Mar 1. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Background/objective: There are few studies examining pediatric scarring alopecia. The objective of this study is to characterize the clinicopathologic findings, comorbidities, and treatment outcomes of pediatric patients with scarring alopecia.

Methods: Retrospective review of patients under age 18 diagnosed with scarring alopecia at Mayo Clinic from 01/01/1992 through 02/05/2019. Read More

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[Tinea capitis: clinical features and therapeutic alternatives].

Rev Argent Microbiol 2021 Feb 19. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

Unidad Micología, Hospital de Infecciosas Francisco Javier Muñiz, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A descriptive observational and cross-sectional study was carried out. The clinical characteristics, etiologic agents, treatments and outcome of 33 cases of tinea capitis in the Mycology Unit at Francisco J. Muñiz Hospital of Buenos Aires City between January 2015 and December 2019 were analyzed. Read More

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February 2021

Trichoscopic features of tinea capitis among primary school children in north central Nigeria.

Int J Dermatol 2020 Nov 15;59(11):1346-1352. Epub 2020 Aug 15.

Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Background: The myriad of coexisting risk factors for tinea capitis (TC) in parts of Africa makes it common among schoolchildren from this region. Diagnosis ideally involves microscopy and culture of scalp scrapings, which is not always feasible in resource-poor settings. Small-scale reports have identified trichoscopy (dermoscopy of hair and surrounding skin) as a cheap, quick, and simple tool for evaluating TC. Read More

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November 2020

Patchy Alopecia in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Practical Application of Trichoscopy.

Case Rep Dermatol 2021 Jan-Apr;13(1):42-46. Epub 2021 Jan 25.

Autoimmune Bullous Diseases Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Razi Hospital, Tehran, Iran.

Trichoscopy is an efficient, convenient, and accurate diagnostic dermatological procedure which is widely used in the examination of patients with skin diseases. Herein, we report a 56-year-old woman with a long-term history of rheumatoid arthritis complaining of pruritic patchy alopecia on her scalp who was referred for biopsy to exclude cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Taking advantage of trichoscopy, we were able to quickly diagnose tinea capitis. Read More

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January 2021

Screening Balanites aegyptiaca for inhibitors against putative drug targets in Microsporum gypseum - Subtractive proteome, docking and simulation approach.

Infect Genet Evol 2021 Jun 4;90:104755. Epub 2021 Feb 4.

Biochematics Lab, Department of Bioinformatics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore., India. Electronic address:

Microsporum gypseum is a keratinophilic fungi grouped under dermatophytes infecting skin, hair and nail portions in human and animals causing tinea corporis, tinea facei and tinea capitis. As both human and fungi are eukaryotes, the available drugs for treating dermatophytes produce some side effects due to drug interaction with human also. Apart from this, the gut microbiota has a very big role in the health of human which should not be affected by the drugs. Read More

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Evaluation of Impact of Tinea Capitis on Quality of Life in Pediatric Patients Using Children's Dermatology Life Quality Index and Its Correlation with Disease Duration.

Int J Trichology 2020 Sep-Oct;12(5):213-219. Epub 2020 Nov 3.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Government Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan, India.

Introduction: The superficial fungal infection of the scalp caused by dermatophytes is called tinea capitis. It has a predilection for the pediatric age group. In developing countries like India factors such as overcrowding, inadequate hygiene, and low literacy rate contribute to its high incidence. Read More

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November 2020

Pattern of pediatric skin disorders in Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital Kano, Nigeria.

Aishatu Yahya

Acta Biomed 2020 11 10;91(4):e2020184. Epub 2020 Nov 10.


Background: Skin disorders are very common in children. Wide spectrum of skin disorders is seen among children. The spectrum of skin disorders seen in children vary from region to region. Read More

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November 2020

Epidemiological Characterization of Dermatomycosis in Ethiopia.

Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2021 22;14:83-89. Epub 2021 Jan 22.

Addis Ababa University College of Health Sciences, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: Superficial mycosis is common worldwide and their epidemiological characteristics are different in different geographical areas and have shown variations in the last decades. The aim of this study was to analyze and characterize the epidemiology of dermatomycosis and their causative fungi species in Ethiopia between 2015 and 2019.

Methods: A laboratory-based cross-sectional study was conducted using the data of mycological examination and culture findings from all patients who visited the Dermatology Department of Arsho Advanced Medical Laboratory, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read More

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January 2021