Chapter 39. Tinea Capitis

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Urbà González MD, PhD Dermatologist Senior Consultant

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch39

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

González, U. (2008) Tinea Capitis, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch39

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Departmant of Dermatology, Clinica Plató, Barcelona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • tinea capitis (scalp ringworm);
  • inflammatory tinea capitis;
  • systemic antifungal therapy for tinea capitis in children;
  • Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL);
  • clinical diagnosis by mycological examination;
  • ketoconazole versus griseofulvin;
  • fungicidal shampoos and object decontamination;
  • Povidone iodine shampoo for prophylaxis;
  • fluconazole for tinea capitis in children


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Systemic antifungal therapy for tinea capitis in children

  • Questions

  • References