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Tinea capitis

Tinea capitis: Introduction

Tinea capitis: A condition which is characterized by tinea of the scalp. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Tinea capitis is available below.

Symptoms of Tinea capitis

  • Patches of broken off hair
  • Itchy scalp in some patients
  • Pus-filled scalp sores
  • Round scaly inflamed scalp lesions
  • Black dots on scalp
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Tinea capitis

  • Oral antifungals - griseofulvin, ketoconazole, terbinafine
  • Selsun or ketaconazole shampoo twice weekly
  • more treatments...»

Wrongly Diagnosed with Tinea capitis?

Tinea capitis: Related Patient Stories

Tinea capitis: Complications

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Causes of Tinea capitis

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Disease Topics Related To Tinea capitis

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
  • more related diseases...»

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Tinea capitis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Tinea capitis

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Tinea capitis: Animations

Research about Tinea capitis

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Clinical Trials for Tinea capitis

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Tinea capitis: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of 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)


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