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August 1964

Tinea Capitis In Kashmir

Author Affiliations


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

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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