|Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology|
Section 6. Fungal Infections
Topics Discussed: infectious diseases; mycoses; tinea capitis.
Sections: Kerion, Id Reaction to Tinea, Tinea Corporis (Faciei), Tinea Corporis, Neonatal Tinea Corporis, Tinea Corporis-Vesicular, Tinea Corporis-Majocchi's Granuloma, Tinea Cruris, Tinea Pedis, Onychomycosis, Tinea Manuum, Dermatophytids, Tinea Versicolor, Tinea Nigra, Tinea Imbricata, Favus, Chromoblastomycosis, Coccidioidomycosis, Sporotrichosis, Candidiasis (Moniliasis), Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis, Congenital Cutaneous Candidiasis.
Excerpt:"Fungal infections of the scalp are extremely common in children. The diagnosis of tinea capitis should be entertained in any child in whom patches of incomplete alopecia, crusting, or scaling are found in the scalp. In previous decades, Microsporum canis and M. audouinii were the most common pathogenic fungi infecting the scalp. The latter frequently causes a discrete grayish patch of hair loss (Fig. 6-1). In most parts of the United States and in many other parts of the world, Trichophyton tonsurans is now the predominant organism causing tinea capitis. In the United States, this form of tinea capitis is seen almost exclusively in African American children. In some children, this dermatophyte causes discrete and dramatic areas of hair loss studded by the stubs of broken hairs, the so-called black-dot ringworm (Fig. 6-2). In others, there are only small and unimpressive patches of "seborrheic" scale with minimal hair loss or groups of small pustules...."
The content above is only an
excerpt. For full access, log into an existing user account below, purchase an annual subscription, or
purchase a short-term subscription to the complete website.
offers pediatrics students,
educators, and practioners access to leading McGraw-Hill texts, interactive imaging
content, exclusive multimedia, and flexible curricular tools.
Timed access to all of AccessPediatrics
24 hours for $29.95
48 hours for $49.95