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Tinea Capitis Summary

Description: Ringworm of the scalp caused by species of Microsporum and Trichophyton, which may occasionally involve the eyebrows and eyelashes. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Key Drugs and Agents for Tinea Capitis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. terbinafine (Lamisil) : 24 outcomes 23 studies in 81 results : FDA 27 Generic
  2. Griseofulvin (Grifulvin V) : 23 outcomes 20 studies in 120 results : FDA 11 Generic
  3. Itraconazole (Sporanox) : 18 outcomes 11 studies in 53 results : FDA 6 Generic
  4. Fluconazole (Zonal) : 8 outcomes 6 studies in 37 results : FDA 41 Generic
  5. Ketoconazole (Nizoral) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 14 results : FDA 20 Generic
  6. Antifungal Agents : 2 outcomes 1 study in 17 results : IBA
  7. selenium disulfide (Head & Shoulders) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 4 results : FDA 7 Generic
  8. Tablets : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  9. ciclopirox (Loprox) : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results : FDA 28 Generic
  10. squalamine : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Tinea Capitis

  1. Infection
  2. Tinea (Ringworm)
  3. Onychomycosis (Tinea Unguium)
  4. Granuloma
  5. Cellulitis
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Key Therapies for Tinea Capitis

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  1. Radiotherapy : 1 outcome in 18 results
  2. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome in 4 results
  3. X-Ray Therapy : 2 studies in 8 results
  4. Hair Removal (Depilation) : 27 results
  5. Traction : 9 results
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