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Image Number 2478 (Tinea capitis)

Hair loss localised

Diagnosis: Tinea capitis

Site: Scalp

Sex: F

Age: 6


Description: Rounded patch with non-cicatricial hair loss.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Solitary, rounded patch of non-cicatricial hair loss involved the scalp of two months duration. The first image shows purulent exudate due te secondary bacterial infection which had been eradicated within one week on antibiotic therapy (Images 2 & 3).

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