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Ringworm on Scalp (cont.)

Scalp Ringworm Pictures

Tinea capitis: black dot ringworm. Click to view larger image.

Tinea capitis: gray patch ringworm Click to view larger image.

Tinea capitis: kerion type, inflammatory tumor. Click to view larger image.

Tinea capitis: ringworm with extensive hair loss with scarring and yellowish crusts on the scalp. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by Joseph Palermo, DO; American Osteopathic Board Certified Internal Medicine

REFERENCES:

Ali, S., T. Graham, and S. Forgie. "The Assessment and Management of Tinea Capitis in Children." Pediatr Emerg Care 23.9 (2007): 662-665.

Ameen, M. "Epidemiology of Superficial Fungal Infections." Clin Dermatol 28.2 (2010): 197-201.

Higgins, E.M., L.C. Fuller, and C.H. Smith. "Guidelines for the Management of Tinea Capitis." Br J Dermatol 143.1 (2000): 53-58.

Noble, S.L., R.C. Forbes, and P.L. Stamm. "Diagnosis and Management of Common Tinea Infections." Am Fam Physician 58.1 (1998): 163-174.


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