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What You Should Know About Treating Tinea Capitis

By Helen Shin, MD | 18,097 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/2008

Tinea capitis is the most common pediatric dermatophyte infection. Currently, there is a 3 to 8 percent prevalance in the pediatric population. We tend to see it in 3- to 7-year-olds. Adults may also get tinea capitis, but not as frequently. According to the most recent data, there is an equal incidence between boys and girls.