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Cicatricial alopecia caused by Tinea capitis
Tinea Capitis : a fungal Infection, also known as the Ringworm of the Scalp.
It’s a mold-like fungi from family ermatophytes
A number of other conditions apply eg. Tinea Corporis, Tinea Pedis Tinea Cruris etc.
Source includes Scalp Injuries, Articles such as used combs, hats; and Prolonged exposure to wet dampened conditons (sweating or so)
Round Scaly Areas of skin appear, inflamed, followed by pus-filled sores called Kerions.
Diagnosis: A typical fungal infection test Wood Lamp's/ rarely a skin biospsy.
RX: Griseofulvin, Itraconazole.
alopecia due to fungal infection i.e tinea capitis.
Answer : Tinea Capitis
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