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April 1963

Black Dot Tinea Capitis Caused by Trichophyton Rubrum

Author Affiliations


Present address (Dr. Price): Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

From the Department of Dermatology of the New York University Schools of Medicine and the Service of Dermatology and Syphilology of Bellevue Hospital Center.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(4):487-488. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590160079016

An unusual case of tinea capitis due to Trichophyton rubrum in an adult woman is described. The scalp showed typical "black dot" ringworm; microscopically, a large-spore endothrix fungus was seen. The scalp lesions responded rapidly to griseofulvin.