Tinea capitis is fungal infection of scalp characterised by scaly lesions with varying degree of inflammation and alopecia(baldness).
- Microsporum audouini
How the lesion spreads
- It commonly spreads through direct contact and use of combs of infected individual.
Tinea capitis is of three type:
- Scaly ringworm.
- Black dot ringworm(trichophyton).
- Pustular ringworm(tricophyton microcide).
Common symptoms of tinea capitis
- Onset is usually sub acute and is accompanied with severe itching.
- Tinae capitis starts as circuar patches with hair loss.
- Affected skin looks faint rose pink in case of scaly ringworm,black dot appearance,covered with dry,thin greyish scales.