Tinea capitis in Van, Turkey

Metin A., Subasi S., Bozkurt H., Calka O.

MYCOSES, vol.45, pp.492-495, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1439-0507.2002.d01-128.x
  • Journal Name: MYCOSES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.492-495
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Forty patients with an average age of 6.5 +/- 3.2 years (28 male 12 female) who applied to the YYU Medical Faculty Dermatology Department outpatient clinic were investigated. Tinea capitis profunda was determined as the most frequent clinical type. The isolated dermatophytic flora of the patients consisted of Trichophyton verrucosum (43%), T. violaceum (30%), T. rubrum (23%) and T. mentagrophytes (3%). The patients with tinea capitis profunda were mostly from rural areas.