Tinea capitis in a newborn caused by two organisms

Susan L. Ungar, Teresita A. Laude

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Abstract

Tinea capitis is a common infection of childhood. There have been several reports of tinea capitis in newborns. Our patient presented at 19 days of age to the emergency room with a scalp lesion of 5 days duration. The fungal culture grew both Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. The patient was successfully treated with oral griseofulvin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-230
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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