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Tinea Capitis Superficialis

Dermatophyte infection of the scalp caused by species of Microsporum and Trichophyton. Scalp ringworm is primarily a disease that affects children. It is characterized by round or oval scaly patches with broken-off hairs. It is generally a disease of prepuberal children, boys are affected five times more frequently than girls. The clinical appearance is in part dependent on the fungus responsible for the infection but there is always hair loss with varying degrees of scaling and erythema.

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