What is the best treatment for tinea capitis in an adult?
What is the best treatment for tinea capitis in an adult? Both griseofulvin and terbinafine are effective, but griseofulvin is superior for treating the causative organism Microsporum, whereas terbinafine is superior for treating Trichophyton (SOR: B, meta-analysis). Griseofulvin, terbinafine, itraconazole, and fluconazole are effective in adults and should be used in conjunction with topical antifungal agents (SOR: C, consensus guideline).
Evidence Based Practice 17(10): E8