Ringworm on Scalp
Ringworm on Scalp
Atrium Health's virtual visits are now available for children 2 years of age and under. A virtual visit is a live video chat with a doctor, physician's assistants or nurse practitioner. Adults can be seen for minor illnesses, such as cold or flu-like symptoms, allergies and pink eye. Atrium's virtual pediatric services can help treat some of the same conditions, along with poison ivy , rashes and ringworm. Providers from Levine Children's Hospital will conduct the virtual visits. Virtual pediatric…
Conclusions: The colony morphology on SDA led to the identification of 46 isolates as T. mentagrophytes and nine isolates as T. interdigitale. At a molecular level, the species identified by their morphology were identified only as T. mentagrophytes complex. PMID: 31929737 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: The mycological classification appears to be a valid method for suggesting the etiological agent of TC.
To the Editor: Tinea capitis is the most common dermatophyte infection seen in childhood.1 The current criterion standard for diagnosing tinea capitis is use of the scrape-culture method to isolate the causative agent.2 Particularly for young patients, this procedure may be uncomfortable and is rather difficult for physicians to perform.
CONCLUSION: Tinea capitis requires systemic antifungal treatment. Although topical antifungal therapies have minimal adverse events, topical antifungal agents alone are not recommended for the treatment of tinea capitis because these agents do not penetrate to the root of the hair follicles deep within the dermis. Topical antifungal therapy, however, can be used to reduce transmission of spores and can be used as adjuvant therapy to systemic antifungals. Combined therapy with topical and oral antifungals may increase the cure rate. PMID: 31906842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionThe presence of characteristic trichoscopic features of tinea capitis is sufficient to establish the initial diagnosis and introduce treatment before culture results are available. Trichoscopy may be useful in distinguishing betweenMicrosporum andTrichophyton tinea capitis.
PMID: 31923110 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: Our study revealed that toenail onychomycosis remains the most common superficial mycosis and T. rubrum is the most common pathogen. However, in a longer period of observation, a decrease in the number of tinea capitis cases and an increase in infections caused by T. tonsurans were noticed. Observed changes indicate the need for continuing studies to detect the upcoming epidemiological trends. PMID: 31839778 [PubMed]
Title: Ringworm vs. EczemaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2019 12:00:00 AM