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Image Number 2216 (Gray patch)

Hair loss localised

Diagnosis: Gray patch

Site: Scalp

Sex: F

Age: 12


Description: Scaly patch with hair loss.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


This girl presented with tinea amiantacea-like scaly patch however, it is associated with hair loss of three months duration. Direct hair examination under light microscope revealed fungal spores. The lesion cured within 6-8 weeks treatment with oral griseofulvin. 

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