Tinea capitis in Diyarbakir, Turkey

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

MYCOSES, cilt.48, ss.8-10, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


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%).