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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

…are infected. Brushes, combs, and hats should be cleaned, and family members should be instructed not to share these items. Kerion (inflammatory tinea capitis): Involvement of hair shaft and scalp skin with significant inflammation of the scalp….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases


An inflammatory process caused by superficial fungi, i.e., fungi situated superficially in the cornified layer and in other cornified structures, and expressed clinically as smooth-surfaced papules, scaly papules, scaly plaques, nodules, pustules,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Majocchi’s granuloma

…ed by dense infiltrates of lymphocytes and plasma cells, the entire process resolving with fibrosis. A diagnosis specific of kerion cannot be made from findings histopathologic alone; the changes are those of a particular inflammatory reaction…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases


…asiform ones, e.g., vesicular or infundibulofollicular (Majocchi’s granuloma), vegetating plaque, nodules, and tumors (kerion). Seborrheic dermatitis is characterized by serum in conjunction with mounds of parakeratosis that favor lips of…