Tinea Capitis Associated with Tinea Faceii and Corporis

Alex Cochran, Jason Petitjean, Robert Brodell


Superficial fungal infections are a common reason for patients to present to a primary care or dermatology clinic. Dermatophytes (ringworm fungus) represent the most prevalent subgroup of superficial fungal infections and they can affect the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatophytoses are most frequently seen in postpubertal patients. Tinea capitis, however, is the one form of tinea that is more common in children. Early recognition and prompt treatment will eliminate the tinea and prevent the spread of this infection to other individuals. 

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