Epidemiology of tinea capitis in Ceyhan district, Adana in Cukurova region, Turkey

Gumusay T., Ilkit M.

MYCOSES, vol.49, no.4, pp.346-349, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2006.01249.x
  • Title of Journal : MYCOSES
  • Page Numbers: pp.346-349


This study was conducted on the primary school students in Ceyhan district of Adana, Turkey between May and June 2002 to determine the clinical form, causative agents and prevalence of tinea capitis. A total of 9576 students, with a male-to-female ratio of 50.6-49.4% were screened in 24 primary schools. Tinea capitis superficialis was diagnosed in seven cases, and kerion Celsi in one. Among eight cases, there were seven boys and one girl. Trichophyton violaceum was the most frequent causative agent, followed by T. tonsurans, T. mentagrophytes, Microsporum canis and M. gypseum.