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Clinical and Mycological Features of Scalp Ringworm in Children’s Hospital in Rabat

Author: H.Tligui, S. El Ftouh, L. Zougaghi, W. Oudaina, A. Agoumi

Category: JMSR Pathogens


Aims & objectives: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence, clinical and mycological characteristics of Tinea capitis (TC) in Children’s Hospital in Rabat. Materials and Methods: In our study, a total of 1270 samples were processed and all were examined by KOH preparation and fungal culture methods.

Results: In the present study, males are infected more than females with a ratio of 1.17; the incidence of Tinea capitis is 25.41% among children aged 1-15 years. The positivity rate of KOH preparation is 77.54%. Trichophyton violaceum is the most common fungal isolated (82.3%) followed by Microsporum canis. Inflammatory ringworm occurs in rural areas.

Conclusion: In our geographical area, microsporiasis which was almost absent is in full progression, whereas ringworm favosa is in net regression.

Keywords: Microsporum canis, Ringworm, Scalp


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