Tinea capitis: A current perspective

Academic Article


  • 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. This is thought to be due in part to the sensitivity of M audouinii to griseofulvin treatment and, in part, due to the importing of T tonsurans by people emigrating from geographic areas where that vector had been the prominent cause of tinea capitis. With these changes, prospects for newer therapies with the novel antimycotic agents itraconazole, fluconazole, and terbinafine are reviewed.
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  • Elewski BE
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  • 42
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