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February 1979

Trichophytin Reactions in Children With Tinea Capitis

Author Affiliations

Nantes, France

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(2):236. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010020070032

To the Editor.—  We were interested in the article by Rasmussen and Ahmed in the March Archives (114:371-372, 1978), which reported the role of immunity mechanisms in the inflammatory form of tinea (kerion), with the consequent proposal of corticosteroid therapy.For two years we have made the same statements and used general corticosteroid therapy, at the rate of 1 mg/kg of weight for two weeks. We saw constantly interesting results, such as quick prostration of the kerion, with the disappearance of pain and a quick recovery. To date we have treated 15 patients in this manner.1