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August 1964

Tinea Capitis In Kashmir

Author Affiliations

LUDHIANA (PUNJAB) INDIA

From the Department of Dermatology, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana.

Present address: Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, South India.

Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(2):205-207. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600020073018
Abstract

Tinea capitis is highly endemic in Kashmir. Favus is the main disease, but scalp ringworm due to Trichophyton violaceum coexists. Cultures were made from 57 patients (Trichophyton Schoenleini 44, T violaceum 13). Three clinical types of favus were seen. In T violaceum infections pustular lesions and alopecia due to scarring were more predominant than in Europe. Recommendations for a systematic campaign against tinea capitis are given.

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