kerion

NOUN
  1. ringworm infection of the hair follicles of the scalp and beard that usually results in a swelling that is covered with pustules and oozes fluid
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  • In that form known as tinea kerion mild applications are demanded at first; later the same treatment as in the ordinary type. Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Including the Syphilodermata Arranged in the Form of Questions and Answers Prepared Especially for Students of Medicine
  • Fungal infections of the scalp can cause kerions pus filled inflammatory swellings that may look like bacterial abscesses.
  • Slide 3-5 This is a case of the parietal kerion for three weeks. This picture shows the infiltrated follicular pustules and atrophic scars.
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