Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp and hair that can arise from different genera of dermatophytes, e.g., Microsporum and Trichophyton, depending on the soil, people, and location. Tinea capitis in general is much more prevalent in prepubescent children with spontaneous remissions that can occur at puberty, as surface lipids in the adult skin may serve to inhibit fungal growth. Most adult cases occur in individuals over 60 years of age. However, the exact reason for this fact is not entirely clear.
A contagious inflammatory skin infection found on the scalp which is caused by a fungus (commonly known as ringworm).
A condition that usually affects children, it is ringworm of the scalp. Usually, the hair will fall out around the infected areas.
a fungal infection of the scalp.
A fungal infection also known as "ringworm", it usually manifests itself as a sharply clearly defined patch of partial hair loss. The fungus invades the hair shaft and causes the hairs to break. Inflammation and scaling may be present. The infection may be transmitted through combs, brushes, and from person to person.
fungal infection of the scalp characterized by bald patches
Any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by several related fungi, characterized by ring-shaped, scaly, itching patches on the skin.
Fungal skin disease of the scalp.