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Image Number 1467 (Trichomycosis axillaris)

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Diagnosis: Trichomycosis axillaris

Site: Axillae

Sex: M

Age: 18


Description: Yellowish hair concretions.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History: A young adult patient suffered that his axillary hairs were beaded with yellow concretions. The condition was greatly improved with a topical antibiotic (erythromycin) cream. The patient was advised to wash his axillae frequently with an antibacterial soap to keep it clear.

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