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
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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/13/2014
Lisandro Irizarry, MD, MPH, FAAEM
Must Read Articles Related to Ringworm on Scalp
Impetigo is a common type of skin infection. If you pick at sores or scratch itchy bites, you may cause bacteria to enter your skin and cause impetigo.
Ba...learn more >>
Onychomycosis is an infection of the fingernails and/or toenails by fungus. The infection causes nails to discolor, thicken, and split, which can cause discomfo...learn more >>
Ringworm on Body
Ringworm (or tinea corporis) is a common fungal infection resulting from dermatophytes. Symptoms and signs include lesions on the trunk, legs, arms, neck, and f...learn more >>
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Ringworm on Scalp: