Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Clinical Review

Diagnosis and management of scalp ringworm

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7388.539 (Published 08 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:539

Rapid Response:

update GP's

Maybe GP's should be told scalp ringworm is on the increase,or at
least keep themselves updated, my son has been suffering a lot of pain due
to the fact our GP refused to except he had ringworm on the scalp, without
even taking a proper look, he insisted it is a very rare condition,and I
should wait till I get appointment to see dermatologist, it was 3 months
before my son got the right treatment for the condition, only after ending
up in hospital with severe secondary bacterial infection. My son is now
taking terbinafine tablets a course of 4 weeks, using lamisil cream and
ketaconazol shampoo, which is all working well.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

30 October 2009
sharon dennis
homemaker
homemaker