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Image Number 766 (Then and Now)

 
Morphology:
Abscess

Diagnosis: Then and Now

Site: Scalp

Sex: M

Age: 8

Type: Clinical

Description: Abcesses and scarring alopecia

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History:
This 8-year-old child with dissecting cellulitis of the scalp did not respond to oral antibiotics alone.  A dramatic response was noted with the addition of oral prednisolone.


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