It is well recognized that ringworm of the adult scalp, especially the kerionic type, is rare in all parts of the civilized world and especially so in the United States. Fox and Fowlkes1 pointed out this fact in 1925, tabulating 50 proved cases from the world literature, of which 4 were reported in the American literature. To this series they added 3 cases of their own. They found the kerionic type in 7 instances, including their own case. Since that time a relatively larger number of cases have been reported in the foreign literature, but the scarcity of reports of the condition in the United States is noteworthy.
Fox2 added another case of ringworm of the adult scalp in 1926. Additional reports in the American literature have been made by Chambers,3 Bechet,4 Andrews,5 White6 and Cummer,7 making a total of 15 cases in
BENSON JA. KERION CELSI OF THE SCALP IN AN ADULT. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;39(3):434–437. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01480210049005
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