Ringworm Quiz: Test your Medical IQ

Title: Ringworm Quiz: Test your Medical IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 1/11/2016 2:49:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 6:29:19 PM
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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…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Source Type: news
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]
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
Conclusions: The mycological classification appears to be a valid method for suggesting the etiological agent of TC.
Source: International Journal of Trichology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
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.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
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]
Source: Recent Patents on Inflammation and Allergy Drug Discovery - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov Source Type: research
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.
Source: Dermatology and Therapy - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
PMID: 31923110 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
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]
Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Postepy Dermatol Alergol Source Type: research
Title: Ringworm vs. EczemaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - Category: Dermatology Source Type: news
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