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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology


A child of African origin with tinea capitis and multiple kerions


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Author Details : Rameshwari Thakur, Avneet Singh Kalsi*

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 346-348


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Abstract

Dermatophytes are aerobic fungi which invade and infect the keratinized layers of skin, hair, and nails.
The infection so caused is known as dermatophytosis, and it spreads by direct contact with other people
(anthropophilic organisms), animals (zoophilic organisms), and soil (geophilic organisms), as well as
indirectly from fomites. Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp along with eyebrows and eyelashes.
Kerion is a severe inflammatory form of tinea capitis with delayed hypersensitivity reaction against
dermatophytes. Here we report a case of a HIV positive, child of African origin with tinea capitis and
multiple kerions.

Keywords: Tinea capitis, Kerions, Trichophyton violaceum.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijced.2019.072

How to cite : Thakur R, Kalsi A S, A child of African origin with tinea capitis and multiple kerions. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2019;5(4):346-348

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