What is the role of itraconazole in the treatment of tinea capitis (scalp ringworm)?

Updated: Feb 21, 2020
  • Author: Marc Zachary Handler, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Because itraconazole has been associated with heart failure, it is currently not favored as a first-line therapy for tinea. An exception may be serious M canis infections, which are relatively insensitive to terbinafine, or, according to some authors, if griseofulvin is not available. [43]


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