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Tinea Capitis Profunda

definition

Dermatophyte infection of the scalp, usually caused by T. verrucosum or T. mentagrophytes. It is characterized by one or more large, tender boggy masses with erythema, pustules, crusting, and alopecia. Such a mass is called a kerion. Lymphadenopathy is frequent. Such infections may result in scarring and permanent alopecia.

synonyms

Tinea Capitis Profunda, Trichophytia Profunda Capitis, Kerion Celsi

UMLS

Barber's itch, Barbers' itch, Dermatophytosis of beard, Dermatophytosis, beard, Folliculitis barbae, Mycotic sycosis, Sycosis, mycotic, Tinea barbae, Tinea sycosis, Tinea, barbae, Tinea, sycosis

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localisation: scalp, diagnosis: Tinea Capitis Profunda diagnosis: Tinea Capitis Profunda diagnosis: Tinea Capitis Profunda diagnosis: Tinea Capitis Profunda