Identify this hair pathology:
C. Tinea Capitis
D. Alopecia Areata
- Tinea capitis is the infection of skin of scalp and hair by fungi.
- Tinea capitis is caused by trichophyton or microsporum.
- Most common by T. tonsurans.; and never caused by Epidermophyton as it does not involve hair.
- It presents with localized non-cicatrial (mostly) alopecia, itching, scaling with or without boggy swelling of scalp & easily pluckable hair.
- Tinea capitis is diagnosed by potassium hydroxide (KOH) wet mounts of hair & scale .
- Oral Griseofulvin is the drug of choice for Tinea capitis.