Griseofulvin should remain standard in tinea capitis

January 1, 2002

Munich - Newer oral antifungals have efficacy similar to griseofulvin in tinea capitis, possibly with a shorter duration of therapy. But for now, the old and familiar standby should remain the treatment of choice, according to Peter Mayser, M.D., senior physician, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany.