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Image Number 503 (Tinea capitis)

Hair loss localised

Diagnosis: Tinea capitis

Site: Eyebrow

Sex: F

Age: 4

Type: Clinical

Description: Black dot tinea capitis of the eyebrow

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Tinea capitis is a superficial dermatophytosis of the hair shafts and follicles affecting the skin of scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes.  Tinea capitis may present as a scaly noninflamed dermatosis resembling seborrheic dermatitis or an inflammatory disease with scaly erythematous lesions and hair loss or alopecia that may progress to severely inflamed deep abscesses termed kerion, with the potential for scarring and permanent alopecia.

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