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ABSTRACT: Tinea capitis is regarded as rare in healthy adults. A study of 46 adults presenting with scalp problems with no other identifiable cause and 26 asymptomatic adult contacts of children with tinea capitis was undertaken. The confirmation of tinea capitis in 9 of 46 patients and 5 carriers among 26 adult contacts suggests that tinea capitis may affect healthy adults more often than was supposed. Further epidemiologic studies may be of interest.