Key Treatment

Give oral griseofulvin daily for 6 to 8 weeks to treat tinea capitis (Fleece et al., 2004) (SOR: B).

Consider 4 weeks of oral terbinafine daily (Caceres-Rios et al., 2000) (SOR: B).

Consider oral fluconazole (available as liquid) as an option to treat tinea capitis (Foster et al., 2005) (SOR: B).

Figure 33-48 Inverse psoriasis that resembles tinea cruris. Note nail pitting of psoriasis. © Richard P. Usatine.)

Figure 33-49 Tinea capitis with prominent cervical lymphadenopathy.

Figure 33-49 Tinea capitis with prominent cervical lymphadenopathy.

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