Clothes, targeted Tx lessen disorders in African American kids

August 1, 2002

New York - The good news is that African American children do not need to change their hairstyles to minimize their risk for tinea capitis infections. But a change of wardrobe - to one that eliminates button-fly pants, garments with metal grommets, etc. - is definitely in order to prevent severe allergic reactions to nickel, Nanette Silverberg, M.D., said at the annual meeting of The Skin of Color Center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York.

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