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.
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 1997|