Tinea capitis (scalp ringworm) is an infection of the scalp skin and hair caused by fungi (dermatophyte) mainly of the genera Trichophyton and Microsporum. The clinical hallmark is single or multiple patches of hair loss, sometimes with a "black dot" pattern (Figure 34.1), which may be accompanied by signs of inflammation such as scaling, pustules and itching.1,2
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