Tinea capitis in Birmingham: survey of elementary school students.

Academic Article


  • Trichophyton tonsurans is currently the leading cause of tinea capitis, but was only introduced into the United States less than six decades ago. In this study, we found a prevalence of 11% in Birmingham, Alabama, which is similar to earlier reports from other geographic regions. Despite previous reports concerning escalation, the prevalence appears to be stable over the past decade.
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  • Alabama, Child, Female, Humans, Male, Prevalence, Scalp, Students, Tinea Capitis, Trichophyton
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    Author List

  • Cantrell WC; Jacobs MK; Sobera JO; Parrish CA; Warner J; Elewski BE
  • Start Page

  • 476
  • End Page

  • 477
  • Volume

  • 28
  • Issue

  • 4