TINEA CAPITIS– SIGNIFICANCE OF TIMELY TREATMENT TO PREVENT SCARRING ALOPECIA

Authors

  • Sandrina Carvalho Dermatology Department of Centro Hospitalar do Porto
  • Susana Carvalho Dermatology Department and Dermatology Research UNit of Centro Hospitalar do Porto;Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto
  • Glória Velho Dermatology Department and Dermatology Research UNit of Centro Hospitalar do Porto;Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto
  • Manuela Selores Dermatology Department and Dermatology Research UNit of Centro Hospitalar do Porto;Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v25.i3.10082

Keywords:

alopecia, querion, prevention, tinea capitis

Abstract

Introduction: Tinea capitis is a superficial fungal infection frequently observed in children. Microsporum spp and Trichophyton spp are the main etiological agents.

Case report: We report the case of a five-year-old boy diagnosed with tinea capitis and querion with subsequent development of large cicatricial alopecia despite treatment with oral griseofulvin.

Conclusion: The treatment of tinea capitis is simple and effective. Timely identification and treatment are essential to prevent the formation of a cicatricial alopecia, often disturbing for the patient.

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Published

2016-09-30

How to Cite

Carvalho, S., Carvalho, S., Velho, G., & Selores, M. (2016). TINEA CAPITIS– SIGNIFICANCE OF TIMELY TREATMENT TO PREVENT SCARRING ALOPECIA. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 25(3), 169–172. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v25.i3.10082

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