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High prevalence of tinea capitis in newly arrived migrants at an English-language school, Melbourne, 2005

McPherson, Michelle; Woodgyer, Alan J; Simpson, Kleete; Chong, Alvin H


Objective: To investigate a reported increase in tinea capitis in an English-language school to determine if it was an outbreak and whether control measures were warranted. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting and population: Primary school children enrolled at an English-language school in an outer suburb of Melbourne were screened for tinea capitis in November 2005 by clinical examination, collection of scalp, skin or nail specimens where clinically indicated, and scalp brushing. Main...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia


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