Comparative study of the efficacy and tolerability of 4 weeks of terbinafine therapy with 8 weeks of griseofulvin therapy in children with tinea capitis

Memisoglu H., Erboz S., Akkaya S., Akan T., Aksungur V., Unal I., ...More

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT, vol.10, no.3, pp.189-193, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/09546639909056027
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-193
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: No


BACKGROUND: Ringworm of the scalp is a dermatophyte infection prevalent in pre-school and school-aged children. Tinea capitis is one of the few superficial fungal infections that does not adequately respond to topical treatment and requires 6-8 weeks of oral antifungal therapy. The aim of this double-blind study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of terbinafine therapy with griseofulvin therapy in children with mycologically proven tinea capitis.