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Scalp pustules – 9 cases

Acneiform eruptions, i.e., follicular papules and pustules, may also arise in the scalp.

For each of the nine cases, study the image(s) and then answer the questions. You can click on the image to view a larger version if required.

Each case should take approximately 2 minutes to complete. There is a list of suggested further reading material at the end of the quiz.

Case 2

Kerion due to Microsporum canis.

Tinea capitis should be considered if there is moth-eaten hair loss, scale and pustules. Kerion is usually due to Microsporum canis. The infected hairs can be easily extracted and mycology is positive. Oral antifungal agents are required for several weeks to eradicate the infection.

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