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Ringworm on Scalp (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Marisa L Oishi, MD, MPH. Department of Emergency Medicine, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Weill Cornell School of Medicine

Coauthor: Lisandro Irizarry, MD, MPH, FAAEM, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell School of Medicine

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Tuan Dang Nguyen, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

Coauthor: Mai Kim Lai, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sparrow Hospital, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Editors: Patrick Taylor, MD, FAAEM, Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, CHRISTUS St Frances Cabrini Hospital; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM, Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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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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