Friday, June 18, 2010

Tinea capitis NEEDS systemic anti-fungals!

I have seen two cases where other doctors prescribed topical anti-fungal creams for tinea capitis. The result: I have to manage the unfortunate treatment failures which, in these particular cases, resulted in large, purulent, disgusting kerions on the patients' scalp. So this post is just a simple reminder: the treatment of tinea capitis requires systemic anti-fungal agents! I like using griseofulvin with french fries.


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