What is the role of ketoconazole for 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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Oral ketoconazole is rarely an acceptable alternative to griseofulvin because of the risk of hepatotoxic effect and higher cost. [50]


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