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Tinea capitis in Diyarbakır, Turkey

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The incidence and types of tinea capitis in 234 children aged 1–12 referred to our laboratory with a preliminary diagnosis of tinea capitis infection in the past 5 years were investigated. Tinea capitis was determined in 149 (63.7%) of these patients, of which agents grew in culture in 124 (83.2%). The most frequently isolated agents, in order of frequency, are as follows: Trichophyton violaceum (43.6%), Microsporum canis (37.9%), T. mentagrophytes (8.1%) and T. verrucosum (4.8%).
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Keywords: Dermatophytes; Turkey; epidemiology; tinea capitis

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Microbiology 2: Dermatology 3: Biology, Faculty of Education, University of Dicle, Diyarbakır, Turkey

Publication date: January 1, 2005

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