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Tinea capitis mimicking folliculitis decalvans.
Mycoses 2011; 54(1):87-8M

Abstract

We report on an adult patient with tinea capitis caused by Microsporum canis, who presented with diffuse alopecia and follicular pustules, mimicking folliculitis decalvans. Examination of the scalp showed severe alopecia with prominent involvement of the frontal and vertex scalp: the skin was markedly erythematous with pustules and brownish crusts. Videodermoscopy revealed visible follicular ostia, numerous pustular lesions and several comma hairs. Fluconazole 150 mg a week for 8 weeks associated with ketoconazole shampoo cleared the inflammatory lesions and produced complete hair regrowth.

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Case Reports
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Language

eng

PubMed ID

19638002

Citation

Tangjaturonrusamee, C, et al. "Tinea Capitis Mimicking Folliculitis Decalvans." Mycoses, vol. 54, no. 1, 2011, pp. 87-8.
Tangjaturonrusamee C, Piraccini BM, Vincenzi C, et al. Tinea capitis mimicking folliculitis decalvans. Mycoses. 2011;54(1):87-8.
Tangjaturonrusamee, C., Piraccini, B. M., Vincenzi, C., Starace, M., & Tosti, A. (2011). Tinea capitis mimicking folliculitis decalvans. Mycoses, 54(1), pp. 87-8. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0507.2009.01761.x.
Tangjaturonrusamee C, et al. Tinea Capitis Mimicking Folliculitis Decalvans. Mycoses. 2011;54(1):87-8. PubMed PMID: 19638002.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Tinea capitis mimicking folliculitis decalvans. AU - Tangjaturonrusamee,C, AU - Piraccini,B M, AU - Vincenzi,C, AU - Starace,M, AU - Tosti,A, PY - 2009/7/30/entrez PY - 2009/7/30/pubmed PY - 2011/3/2/medline SP - 87 EP - 8 JF - Mycoses JO - Mycoses VL - 54 IS - 1 N2 - We report on an adult patient with tinea capitis caused by Microsporum canis, who presented with diffuse alopecia and follicular pustules, mimicking folliculitis decalvans. Examination of the scalp showed severe alopecia with prominent involvement of the frontal and vertex scalp: the skin was markedly erythematous with pustules and brownish crusts. Videodermoscopy revealed visible follicular ostia, numerous pustular lesions and several comma hairs. Fluconazole 150 mg a week for 8 weeks associated with ketoconazole shampoo cleared the inflammatory lesions and produced complete hair regrowth. SN - 1439-0507 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19638002/Tinea_capitis_mimicking_folliculitis_decalvans_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0507.2009.01761.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -