publication . Article . 2017

Kerion in a neonate

K Vindhiya; S Balasubramanian; K Dhanalakshmi; R Ramkumar;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology (issn: 2319-7250, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
Tinea capitis is predominantly an infection of children but extremely rare in neonates. Kerion is a T-cell mediated, severe pattern of an inflammatory fungal infection. It is characterized by tender, boggy nodular swelling with regional lymphadenopathy. There might be pus discharge and sinus formation that mimics bacterial folliculitis or an abscess of the scalp. Thick crusting with matting of hairs is common. Usually, area affected is limited, but multiple lesions are not rare. We report a 25-day-old neonate who presented with scalp swelling of 5 days duration. Baseline investigations were normal. Dermatological consult was obtained. Light and fluorescent micro...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: integumentary system
free text keywords: Kerion, neonate, Trichophyton mentagrophyte var. mentagrophyte, Dermatology, RL1-803, Pediatrics, RJ1-570, Abscess, medicine.disease, medicine, Trichophyton mentagrophyte, Regional lymphadenopathy, Tinea capitis, Griseofulvin, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, medicine.medical_specialty, Bacterial folliculitis, business.industry, business, Scalp, medicine.anatomical_structure
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publication . Article . 2017

Kerion in a neonate

K Vindhiya; S Balasubramanian; K Dhanalakshmi; R Ramkumar;