Tinea capitis mimicking folliculitis decalvans

C. Tangjaturonrusamee, B. M. Piraccini, C. Vincenzi, M. Starace, Antonella Tosti

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-88
Number of pages2
JournalMycoses
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Tinea Capitis
Folliculitis
Scalp
Hair
Microsporum
Ketoconazole
Fluconazole
Alopecia
Skin
Diffuse alopecia

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  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Tangjaturonrusamee, C., Piraccini, B. M., Vincenzi, C., Starace, M., & Tosti, A. (2011). Tinea capitis mimicking folliculitis decalvans. Mycoses, 54(1), 87-88. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0507.2009.01761.x

Tinea capitis mimicking folliculitis decalvans. / Tangjaturonrusamee, C.; Piraccini, B. M.; Vincenzi, C.; Starace, M.; Tosti, Antonella.

In: Mycoses, Vol. 54, No. 1, 01.01.2011, p. 87-88.

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Tangjaturonrusamee, C, Piraccini, BM, Vincenzi, C, Starace, M & Tosti, A 2011, 'Tinea capitis mimicking folliculitis decalvans', Mycoses, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 87-88. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0507.2009.01761.x
Tangjaturonrusamee C, Piraccini BM, Vincenzi C, Starace M, Tosti A. Tinea capitis mimicking folliculitis decalvans. Mycoses. 2011 Jan 1;54(1):87-88. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0507.2009.01761.x
Tangjaturonrusamee, C. ; Piraccini, B. M. ; Vincenzi, C. ; Starace, M. ; Tosti, Antonella. / Tinea capitis mimicking folliculitis decalvans. In: Mycoses. 2011 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 87-88.
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