Tinea Capitis Definition

An infection of the scalp caused by fungi of the genera Microsporum or Trichophyton, characterized by itchy, scaly patches and sometimes hair loss; ringworm of the scalp.
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Origin of Tinea Capitis

  • New Latin Medieval Latin tinea tinea Latin capitis genitive of caput head

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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