• synonyms

tinea capitis

[ kăpĭ-tĭs ]


A fungal infection of the scalp, characterized by patches of apparent baldness, scaling, black dots, and occasionally erythema and pyoderma.

Nearby words

tindery, tine, tine test, tinea, tinea barbae, tinea capitis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea imbricata, tinea kerion, tinea pedis
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