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October 1931

KERION MICROSPORICUM WITH HEMATOGENOUS AND ECTOGENOUS MICROSPORIDSREPORT OF A CASE, WITH REFERENCE TO THE LITERATURE

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(4):607-613. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010617011
Abstract

Kerion of the scalp due to microsporosis is sufficiently uncommon to warrant a report. A case combining this feature with hematogenous microsporid (papular exanthem, and lichen spinulosus) and ectogenous microsporid is reported because of the augmented interest.

REPORT OF A CASE

H. R., a Portuguese school child, aged 6 years, was seen at the clinic on Sept. 23, 1930. On examination, a sharply outlined, circular patch of alopecia about 30 mm. in diameter was seen in the left parietal area. The patch, which was of three weeks' duration, was noninflammatory and contained numerous broken off hairs sheathed with gray scales characteristic of the circumpilar collarets of microsporosis. The Wood light showed fluorescence. Tincture of iodine and a mild salve of salicylic acid and resorcin were prescribed.

On November 8, a crusted lesion was present over the area. On November 13, typical kerion formation had developed, a raised, boggy, circumscribed

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