Tinea of the scalp

Alternative names
Fungal infection - scalp; Infection - fungal - scalp; Tinea capitis; Ringworm - scalp

Definition
Tinea capitis is an infection of the scalp by mold-like fungi called dermatophytes.


see Tinea capitis.

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Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Amalia K. Gagarina, M.S., R.D.

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