INTRODUCTION: Tinea capitis is a common dermatophyte infection of the scalp in children. It is aimed in this retrospective study to evaluate 63 cases of tinea capitis, referred to dermatology outpatient clinics in Erzurum Regional Research and Training Hospital and in private Buhara Hospital.
METHODS: Datas were collected in saved files which had been noted demographic characteristisc: age, sexuality, residing place (rural, urban); disease history: duration, contact with animal, patients medical history, used drugs, family history; clinical findings: clinical classification, hair loss, fluctuation, lymphadenopathy, reflection with wood examination, id reaction and hyphae on microscopic examination.
RESULTS: Average age of 5,7 years, 69,8% male patients diagnosed tinea capitis were involved the study. Inflamatory tinea capitis 56,6%, hair loss 66,7%, lymphadenopathy 78,3%, presence of hyphae 85,5% and reflection with wood examination 78,6% rates were detected. The rate of 71,9% of patients were determined to live in rural ares. The Data obtained were argued with literature.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: As a result tinea capitis is important dermatophyte infection in children in our country and the role of clinical findings in diagnosis and in treatment should not be ignored.