Tinea capitis er en overset sygdom hos børn

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In this review, we discuss tinea capitis, which is a disease most prevalent in children and caused by dermatophytes infecting the hair and scalp. The clinical presentation varies from scaling and alopecia to inflammatory lesions with pain and pruritus. Treatment includes systemic and topical antifungal agents. Due to the aetiological shift in pathogens from zoophilic dermatophytes to anthropophilic dermatophytes, spread of the infection may occur more easily. Therefore, early disease detection and treatment of asymptomatic carriers is important to avoid epidemics.

Bidragets oversatte titelTinea capitis in children is an overlooked disease
Sider (fra-til)1783-1787
Antal sider5
TidsskriftUgeskrift for laeger
Udgave nummer19
StatusUdgivet - 9 mar. 2020


  • Alopecia/drug therapy
  • Antifungal Agents/therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Pain/drug therapy
  • Pruritus/drug therapy
  • Scalp
  • Tinea Capitis/diagnosis


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