Incidence of Tinea capitis in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Moraes, M. S.; Godoy-Martinez, P.; Alchorne, M. M. A.; Boatto, H. F.; Fischman, O.


To determine the incidence of tinea capitis in Sao Paulo, Brazil, an investigation was performed in Private and Public Pediatrics Service involving 4,500 children from 0 to 15 years old during 5 years (1996-2000). Samples were taken from 132 children with suspected fungal infection of the scalp, for direct microscopy and culture. Tinea of scalp was mycologically confirmed in 112 patients (85%). Males were more affected than females in all age groups. Children below 8 years old accounted for more than 75% of the occurrences. Only three cases of tinea capitis were diagnosed in children from 12 to 15 years of age. Tinea capitis was prevalent in 103 cases (91.96%); inflammatory kerion type lesions were diagnosed in 9 patients (8.04%). Microsporum canis (70.5%) and Trichophyton tonsurans (23.2%) were the most common agents followed by T. mentagrophytes (3.6%), M. gypseum (1.8%) and T. rubrum (0.9%).

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000239591100003 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: MYCOPATHOLOGIA
Volumen: 162
Número: 2
Editorial: Springer
Fecha de publicación: 2006
Página de inicio: 91
Página final: 95


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