Tinea capitis

  • Treatment of: Tinea capitis
    • To effectively treat tinea capitis, oral antifungal agents must be used.
    • Griseofulvin is considered the drug of choice in the U.S.,
    • Recommended time course is 6 weeks to several months.
    • Other oral agents to consider include terbinafine, itraconazole, fluconazole, and ketoconazole.
    • If there is a kerion (area of boggy, purulent inflammation underlying the area of hair loss),
    • The patient is at increased risk for scarring alopecia due to bacterial superinfection, and a short course of oral steroids and oral antibiotics must be considered.
  • Reference from – Ferri’s Clinical Advisor (61st Ed), Pg no: 98

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