Tinea capitis is one of the most frequent dermatophytic infections of the scalp in children. The most common pathogen is Trichophyton torsurans and Microsporum canis. One of the most severe forms is described as kerion, which usually occurs due to advanced infection and exaggerated host response resulting in widespread inflammation, frequently with pustule and abscess formation. Prolonged infection may lead to permanent alopecia. Differential diagnosis and adequate treatment play critical role especially when it affects the children.
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