Tinea capitis in Diyarbakir, Turkey

Akpolat N., Akdeniz S., Elci S., Atmaca S., Ozekinci T.

MYCOSES, vol.48, no.1, pp.8-10, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2004.01065.x
  • Journal Name: MYCOSES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.8-10


The incidence and types of tinea capitis in 234 children aged 1-12 referred to our laboratory with a preliminary diagnosis of tinea capitis infection in the past 5 years were investigated. Tinea capitis was determined in 149 (63.7%) of these patients, of which agents grew in culture in 124 (83.2%). The most frequently isolated agents, in order of frequency, are as follows: Trichophyton violaceum (43.6%), Microsporum canis (37.9%), T. mentagrophytes (8.1%) and T. verrucosum (4.8%).