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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 118-120

Two erratic cases of tinea capitis in adults: Utility of trichoscopy

1 Department of Dermatology, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia
2 Department of Parasitology-Mycology, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia

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Dr. Maha Lahouel
Department of Dermatology, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijt.ijt_20_20

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Tinea capitis (TC) is a common infectious disease throughout the world, mainly seen in children, but it can occur in adults. Even if mycological examination is essential to confirm the diagnosis, it has been proved that trichoscopy is a very effective useful tool in the screening of TC. Herein, we report two cases of adult TC with atypical clinical presentations causing a diagnostic delay of several years.

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