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Image Number 927 (Gray patch)

 
Morphology:
Patch

Diagnosis: Gray patch

Site: Scalp

Sex: M

Age: 10

Type: Clinical

Description: Grayish scaly patch

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Gray patch refers to ectothrix type of tinea capitis characterized by scaling without inflammation.  Hairs in the involved areas assume a characteristic dull, grayish, discolored appearance. Infected hairs are broken and shorter.

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