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Neonatal Dermatophytosis: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

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Abstract: 

Tinea capitis is a common fungal infection in children but rare among neonates. We present a case of a 3-week-old infant with multiple scalp lesions for 1 week. A diagnosis of tinea capitis due to Microsporum canis was made based on clinical morphology, Wood's lamp, and biopsy with a positive PAS stain. She was effectively treated with oral griseofulvin and ketoconazole shampoo.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan 2: Wayne State University, Dermatology Department, Dearborn, Michigan

Publication date: March 1, 2011

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