Tinea capitis in Caucasians may result in inflammatory kerion type lesions. Microsporum canis from kittens or puppies is the most common defending agent. This organism will fluoresce when exposed to a Wood's light. This technique is useful for screening large groups of people. It is transmitted from animals to people but not from people to animals. Therapy is effective. Fungus infections are extremely common in clinical practice. They are categorized according to the area of the body involved. Tinea capitis is found on the scalp.
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