Tinea capitis

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 Editor: Anna Waskiel Burnat

 Author(s): Anna Waskiel Burnat     ·  Lidia Rudnicka
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Description this chapter describes dermoscopyThe examination of [skin lesions] with a 'dermatoscope'. This traditionally consists of a magnifier (typically x10), a non-polarised light source, a transparent plate and a liquid medium between the instrument and the skin, and allows inspection of skin lesions unobstructed by skin surface reflections. Modern dermatoscopes dispense with the use of liquid medium and instead use polarised light to cancel out skin surface reflections. of tinea capitisThis glossary term has not yet been described.
Author(s) Anna Waskiel Burnat · Lidia Rudnicka
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The most characteristic trichoscopic findings of tinea capitis include comma hairs, corkscrew hairs, zigzag hairs and Morse code hairs (1-3) (4, 5) (6-8). Moreover black dots and broken hairs are frequently detected (9). Other trichoscopic features include bent hairs, i-hairs, block hairs and perifollicular/interfollicular scaling (10, 11).

The successful treatment of tinea capitis is characterized by reduction of short broken hairs, corkscrew hairs and zigzag hairs and latter comma hairs and black dots (10).
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Template:Trichoscopy of tinea capitis with presence of comma hairs, corkscrew hairs and Morse code hairs.