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The predictive value of symptoms in diagnosing childhood tinea capitis

The predictive value of symptoms in diagnosing childhood tinea capitis

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 153(11): 1150-1153

An urban hospital-based general paediatric practice survey was conducted in Virginia, USA, during March 1995-September 1997, of 100 children (53 boys, 47 girls; aged 7 months-11 years) presenting with at least 1 sign or symptom (scalp pruritus, scaling, diffuse or circumscribed alopecia, or occipital adenopathy) of tinea capitis. All enrolled children had samples for scalp cultures taken. Whether detected clinical findings can predict the outcome of fungal cultures was investigated.

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PMID: 10555716

DOI: 10.1001/archpedi.153.11.1150

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