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Trichophyton rubrum tinea capitis in an 85-year-old woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11003721     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Tinea capitis is a worldwide problem and occurs most commonly in young children. Certain common fungal types are most often recognized as the responsible infecting organism. OBJECTIVE: This article presents the case of an elderly woman with tinea capitis caused by a fungal organism that rarely infects hair. A review of the world literature provides evidence of only a few other similar cases. CONCLUSIONS: Trichophyton rubrum causing tinea capitis in adults is a rare but now increasingly recognized entity. This possibility should be kept in mind when caring for adults with nonhealing scalp conditions.
H Bargman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1203-4754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cutan Med Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-04     Completed Date:  2000-10-31     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9614685     Medline TA:  J Cutan Med Surg     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Topical
Aged, 80 and over
Antifungal Agents / administration & dosage
Diagnosis, Differential
Griseofulvin / administration & dosage
Scalp / microbiology,  pathology
Tinea Capitis / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  pathology
Trichophyton / isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents; 126-07-8/Griseofulvin

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