Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sounds Like a Magic Spell

Sorry for the late post - my call was busier than I expected.

That's one large boggy pustule on the scalp. It's tender and painful. It's seen mostly in children ages 5-10. Persistent disease can lead to alopecia.

Challenge: What is it?

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kerion

Anonymous said...

Kerion? Tinea capitis

RaH said...

looks like a Tinea capitis... ciclopirox should be applied...

Craig Chen said...

way to go!
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Sounds Like a Magic Spell

This is kerion, a complication of severe tinea capitis resulting from the inflammatory response to the infection.

Source: UpToDate.