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  • Prevalence of tinea capitis as well as of asymptomatic carriers in school children in Nablus area (Palestine)
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  • A study of tinea capitis was carried out during October 1998, involving 8531 school children aged 6–14 years (4718 males and 3813 females), attending 12 primary schools located in urban, rural, and refugee camp communities in the Nablus district in the Palestinian Authority. A total of ∼1389 of the school children aged 6–12 years (724 males and 665 females) were also surveyed on three occasions at 2–3 month intervals, over a 9-month period (October 1998–May 1999) using the hair brush technique, for prevalence of asymptomatic tinea capitis carriage. Twenty-three(0.27%) mycologically proven cases of tinea capitis were detected.

     

    Mycoses, Volume 45 Issue 5-6, Pages 188 - 194

     
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