Article Text

PDF
Answers to Dermatophile questions
  1. Peter A Lio1,2,
  2. Kachiu C Lee3
  1. 1Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
  2. 2Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
  3. 3Department of Dermatology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Peter A Lio, 1455 North Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60622, USA; p-lio{at}northwestern.edu

Statistics from Altmetric.com

From questions on page 106.

ANSWER TO Question 1

The answer is (D), kerion. This is a manifestation of tinea capitis, ringworm of the scalp. It can occur in more severe cases and in the very young, resulting in a boggy mass on the scalp with loss of hair. Diagnosis can be difficult as potassium hydroxide preparations can be negative in the presence of such inflammation; culture is frequently needed to prove scalp infection. Treatment must be in the form of an oral antifungal drug …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Linked Articles

  • Dermatophile
    Peter A Lio Kachiu C Lee