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Clinical Review

Diagnosis and management of scalp ringworm

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 08 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:539

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A need for more attention of this matter in the USA

Hi~ I'm amother of three in the USA and this has been a ongoing
problem I've been witnessing over ther the last 10 years. my oldest child
had this problem when she was in pre-school as well as my one year old son
at the time. Now some 10 years later I see the problem has progressed at
an rapid rate and parents and doctors are unaware of what there children
are carrying. As for the USA I think there need to be more public
attention, the same as they do for lice in school they need to check for
this as well. parents are pushing this off like some sort of dry scalp for
years at a time an its begining to dorment in the body and reacts to
stress and then an outbreaks occurs.

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30 May 2007
Lenita Lee