How does the incidence of tinea capitis (scalp ringworm) vary by age?

Updated: Feb 21, 2020
  • Author: Marc Zachary Handler, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Tinea capitis occurs primarily in children and occasionally in other age groups. It is seen most commonly in children aged between 5 and 10 years. [6] Mean age of onset is in patients aged 6.9-8.1 years. [7]


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