SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.100 número4Hematoma paroxístico de los dedos (Síndrome de Achenbach) índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




  • No hay articulos citadosCitado por SciELO

Links relacionados

  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO


Revista argentina de dermatología

versión On-line ISSN 1851-300X


COLMENAREZ, V et al. Tineacapitis. Rev. argent. dermatol. [online]. 2019, vol.100, n.4, pp.121-130. ISSN 1851-300X.

Ringworm of the head (tinea capitis) is a frequent dermatophytosis of the scalp in children. In fact, it is the most common of all cutaneous mycosis in this age group worldwide, being very rare in adults. It has been considered an important public health problem for decades, of the factors associated are: poor personal hygiene, overcrowding and low socioeconomic level. The most frequently isolated etiologic agent was Microsporumcanis with 82.09% followed by Trichophyton tonsurans with 17.91%

In conclusion tinea capitis occupies a preponderant place that deserves to be studied, being necessary the detection and early treatments to avoid complications.A case of tinea capitis is presented, where there is clinically evidence of fungal infection by Microsporumcanis.

Palabras clave : capitis; dermatophytosis; Microsporumcanis; Trichophytontonsurans.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )