oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - The diagnosis and management of tinea capitis : clinical

Volume 73, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Tinea capitis (scalp ringworm) is a common paediatric infection usually affecting school-aged children. The commonest causative organisms are dermatophytes from the genera Trichophyton or Microsporum. <br>Dermatophytes are keratinophilic and invade the stratum corneum, hair and nails.

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