Tinea capitis in schoolchildren in southern Ivory Coast

ConclusionsEpidemiological surveys are an essential tool for developing strategies for infection control.
Source: International Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Tropical Medicine Rounds Source Type: research

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Tinea capitis (TC) is a dermatophyte infection involving hair and scalp and occurs primarily in prepubertal children. However, data on adults are limited. The aim of this study is to evaluate epidemiological, clinical, and mycological characteristics of TC in adults in Korea. We retrospectively evaluated 82 adults (44.3%) among 185 TC patients at a tertiary hospital during June 2000 –2017. Mean patient age was 66.9±15.8 (20-90) years with female predominance; mean disease duration until mycological diagnosis, 22.5 (1-144) weeks; and misdiagnosis rate, 65.9%.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Dermatophytes cause superficial fungal infections that pose public health problem to man and animals. Long term treatment with antifungal agents is required to control these infections. Various parts of Azadirachta indica are claimed to have significant medicinal value in treatment of infections especially ringworm. To determine the antifungal activity of the oil and fractions against dermat...
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Vishu Michelle, Kanathur Shilpa, Budamakuntala Leelavathy, Gowrappala Shanmukhappa AshaInternational Journal of Trichology 2019 11(4):181-183
Source: International Journal of Trichology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
Discussion Superficial fungal infections are very common. “Dermatophytes are molds that can invade the stratum corneum of the skin or other keratinized tissues derived from the epidermis, such as hair and nails. Organisms most commonly affect the scalp, feet, groin and nails.” Dermatophytes can be anthropophilic (human to human transmission), zoophilic (animal to human transmission) or geophilic (fomite to human transmission). Zoophilic dermatophytes are usually uncommon sources of human infection. Microsporum canis is the most common zoophilic dermatophyte and it can infect humans with close contact but this...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Conclusion: This study showed that hair loss in children in our region is not an uncommon problem and results from a variety of causes. Early diagnosis and treatment are needed to prevent further hair loss and to avoid irreversible hair loss and scarring alopecia. As has been observed in this study, hair problem may be due to important nutritional deficiency. We should be aware of such presentation. These may be a clue to the diagnosis of systemic illness.
Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
(American Chemical Society) Did you know that ringworm is not actually a worm? This week on Reactions, find out what ringworm is; how the culprit feeds on your skin, hair and nails; and how to not be its next meal.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
We report a rare case of kerion-type scalp mycosis caused by A. protu...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Authors: Yamaguchi S Abstract Lophophyton gallinae (Microsporum gallinae) is a zoophilic fungus that causes ringworm in chickens and related species, and occasionally in humans. There are 45 human cases worldwide including a Japanese case from Okinawa in 2009. After the finding of the human L. gallinae case, 793 chickens in Japan, including 293 from the mainland and 500 from the Nansei Island areas, were investigated to determine the prevalence of dermatophytes and their related fungal species. The survey was carried out from December 2008 to March 2013. Various dermatophytes and related fungal species were isolate...
Source: Medical Mycology Journal - Category: Biology Tags: Med Mycol J Source Type: research
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Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Actas Dermosifiliogr Source Type: research
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