Diagnosis and management of tinea capitis

Early diagnosis can prevent complications in this common fungal infection of the scalp in children

by Dr Hui Min Liew and Dr Rachael Morris-Jones
Scaling of the scalp in a young child should raise the clinical suspicion of tinea capitis (Photograph: King’s College Hospital Dermatology Dept)
Scaling of the scalp in a young child should raise the clinical suspicion of tinea capitis (Photograph: King’s College Hospital Dermatology Dept)

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