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Image Number 1011 (Kerion)

Hair loss diffuse

Diagnosis: Kerion

Site: Scalp

Sex: F

Age: 5

Type: Clinical

Description: Patchy hair loss with scalp inflammation and ulceration.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


This girl gave history of inflammatory skin lesions on the scalp with purulent discharge in addition to a gradual hair loss of 4 months duration. History of contact with a domestic animal (sheep) was positive and her brother recently has developed a similar condition. On examination, the scalp was severely inflamed to the degree of ulcer formation in some areas with multiple patchy areas of hair loss were found.

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