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Unformatted text preview: Signs and Symptoms- Starts of like a red papule around a hair shaft of the head- within days becomes pallar and scaly - hair becomes discolored and breaks off- may be pruitic - alopacia may result in affected area - inflamation may occur - It appears like a ring hence ringworm Diagnostic test KOH preperation: for fungal hyphae Culture: this may take 2 weeks to come back Woods lamp: some fungus glow in UV light Treatment Griseofulvin dosage of 20-25 mg/kg/d for 6-8 weeks Shampoo containing povidone-iodine has been shown to be more effective Those around the person infected should be screened and treated "Children receiving treatment for tinea capitis may attend school. Haircuts, shaving of the head, wearing a cap during treatment are not necessary." Follow up Therapeutic progress is monitored by regular clinical examination with the aid of a Wood lamp Sources Tinea Capitis http :// emedicine . medscape . com / article /1091351-overview woods lamp...
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