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Definition of Tinea capitis

Tinea capitis: A fungal infection (known as ringworm) of the scalp. This disorder occurs most commonly in children, especially those in late childhood and adolescence. It appears as scalp scaling associated with bald spots. Treatment involves antifungal medications.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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