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Image Number 2378 (Tinea capitis)

Hair loss localised

Diagnosis: Tinea capitis

Site: Scalp

Sex: F

Age: 4


Description: Red scaly patch with localized hair loss.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Erythematous scaly patch involved the frontal area of the scalp associated with localized non scarring alopecia of three months duration. Plucked hairs examined directly under light microscpoe yielded dermatophytes. Cure obtained through 6-week-course of oral griseofulvin therapy.

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