Sazan J. Gharib, delveen R. Ibrahim, Samir K .Abdullah
Background: Tinea capitis is a
clinical form of superficial fungal infection of the scalp and caused by
filamentous fungi known as dermatophytes
Methods and Materials:Hairs and skin
scrapings of scalp showing ringworm infection were collected from the affected
regions and were subjected to direct microscopic examination and isolation on
culture media.Identification of the causal agent was based on molecular
analysis of ITS-rDNA region.
Results:The present study
reported two cases of dermatophyte infection of tinea capitis (scalp ringworm) caused
by Nannizia fulva.The causal
agent was isolated in two occasions from ringworm lesions on scalp of 8 years
old girl and 10 years boy from Zakho refuge camp school
Conclusion: Nannizia fulva is recorded for the
first time as etiologic agent of tinea capitis in Iraq.