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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatophyte Infections: Initial Evaluation: Tinea Capitis and Kerion

…f the scalp. Differential diagnosis of scarring alopecia also includes discoid lupus, lichen planopilaris, and pseudopelade. Kerion (Inflammatory Tinea Capitis) The development of a very inflammatory, boggy, granulation tissue-like plaque on the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatophyte Infections: Treatment: Tinea Capitis and Kerion

Treatment: Tinea Capitis and Kerion Tinea Capitis Initial Therapy Griseofulvin (ultramicrosized, such as Gris-PEG) 10-15 mg/kg/day is the treatment of choice. For children unable to swallow capsules, the pills are crushed and put in food. Therapy…

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

Psoriasis

…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…