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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
RODRIGUES, Gustavo da Silva; OLIVEIRA, Flávio de Mattos; PEREIRA, Eduardo Figueiredo and CRUZ, Rosana Ce Bella. Tinea capitis in adult caused by Trichophyton violaceum in Brazil: report of case and review of literature. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.6, pp. 544-548. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962008000600008.
Tinea capitis, a scalp ringworm, is a dermatophytosis caused by fungus of the gender Trichophyton and Microsporum. It presents various clinical forms and is almost exclusive of children. It rarely affects an adult. A case of tinea capitis is reported in a 65-year-old woman and the nosographic aspects on this dermatophytosis in Brazil are commented.
Keywords : Adult; Dermatophytosis; Microsporum; Tinea capitis; Trichophyton; Trichophyton violaceum.