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What is Tinea capitis?

What is Tinea capitis?

  • Tinea capitis: A condition which is characterized by tinea of the scalp.
  • Tinea capitis: Ringworm of the scalp caused by species of Microsporum and Trichophyton, which may occasionally involve the eyebrows and eyelashes. (Dorland, 27th ed)
    Source - Diseases Database

Tinea capitis: Introduction

Types of Tinea capitis:

Broader types of Tinea capitis:

How serious is Tinea capitis?

Complications of Tinea capitis: see complications of Tinea capitis

What causes Tinea capitis?

Causes of Tinea capitis: see causes of Tinea capitis

What are the symptoms of Tinea capitis?

Symptoms of Tinea capitis: see symptoms of Tinea capitis

Complications of Tinea capitis: see complications of Tinea capitis

Can anyone else get Tinea capitis?

More information: see contagiousness of Tinea capitis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Tinea capitis

Tinea capitis: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tinea capitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tinea capitis: Family Practice Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tinea capitis.
Treatments for Tinea capitis: see treatments for Tinea capitis
Research for Tinea capitis: see research for Tinea capitis

Name and Aliases of Tinea capitis

Main name of condition: Tinea capitis

Other names or spellings for Tinea capitis:

Scalp ringworm Source - Diseases Database

Tinea capitis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Tinea capitis:

  • Ringworm of the scalp
  • Tinea tonsurans
  • Herpes tonsurans
  • Superficial fungal infection of skin of scalp
  • Superficial fungal infection of skin of eyebrows
  • Superficial fungal infection of skin of eyelashes
  • Superficial mycosis
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Scaly noninflamed dermatosis
  • Scaly erythematous lesions
  • Hair loss
  • Alopecia
  • Kerion
  • Kerion celsi
 

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