Tinea Capitis, also known as ringworm of the scalp, is a fungal infection caused by the fungi dermatophytes. Symptoms of tinea capitis include itchiness of the scalp, development of round, pink, scaly areas of skin, and hair loss. Tinea capitis is highly contagious and primarily affects children, although it can be contracted at any age. The fungus can spread through direct contact with the infected area or though contact with clothing, combs, or pets that have touched the area. Treatment of tinea capitis includes taking oral anti-fungal medication as well as using medicated shampoo. It is also highly recommended to prevent spreading the disease to others by soaking combs and brushes in bleach and washing clothing or towels of the infected individual after every use. Tinea capitis can reappear after treated, but in most cases resolves itself after puberty.
Tinea Capitis Bioinformatics Tool
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