This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose. Also called Tinea capitis, it causes small patches of itchy, scaly skin.

© 2005-2020 Healthline Media a Red Ventures Company. This presentation is most often non-inflammatory with mild scaling, although some cases may be more severe with pustule or kerion formation. “Black dot” tinea capitis is most often caused by T. tonsurans or T. violaceoum, endothrix dermatophytes that cause hair breakage near the scalp. Yet knowledge of the underlying pathogenetic mechanisms and the development of effective immunity have shown striking advances, and new methods of diagnosis ranging from dermoscopy to molecular laboratory tests have been developed even though they have not been assimilated into routine practice in many centres. There are three types of tinea capi-tis: gray patch, black dot, and favus.

TABLE 2. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOCY March 1985 Vol. In all, 37 cultures were positive for dermatophytes, wherein most were Trichophyton violaceum. Black dot, caused by . If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, your email address may not be registered,

Horse-shoe hair a novel finding, not hitherto reported in the literature requires validation in future studies.

Black dot tinea capitis caused by trichophyton rubrum in an adult female presenting with cicatricial alopecia. Normal hair may remain within patches of broken hairs, which appear as black dots.

All rights reserved. Picture 3 : A child infected with tinea capitis, having patches of baldness or air loss, leaving a black dot as remnant.

Source: www.avantderm.com. 24 Etiologic Agents of Tinea Capitis Type of Hair Invasion Fungus T. violaceum T. rubrum T. mentagrophyles T. verrucosum Total No.

Picture 4 : An illustration of a patient with tinea capitis shown to have favus, the yellowish, crusted lesions with a honeycomb appearance. Source: www.dermaamin.com

2015 Mar;81(2):224. Trichoscopy by evaluating for the combination of perifollicular scaling and 3 dystrophic hair (comma hair, black dot, and short-broken hair) is a good diagnostic tool for tinea capitis. AU Keisham C, Sarkar R, Khurana N, Ghosh N, Garg VK, Manoj RK SO Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ABSTRACT: A study of 50 patients with tinea capitis revealed that it affects school children of low socioeconomic status. and you may need to create a new Wiley Online Library account.Enter your email address below and we will send you your usernameIf the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username Healthline Media does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Clinical diagnosis of grey patch, black dot, seborrheic, kerion, and pustular inflammatory varieties was made. Tinea capitis remains a common childhood infection in many parts of the world.
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Ringworm of the scalp is a fungal infection.

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Ringworm of the Scalp (Tinea Capitis) Image source. Department of Dermatology and Venereology, and Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated LNJPN & GB Pant Hospitals, New Delhi, IndiaDepartment of Dermatology and Venereology, and Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated LNJPN & GB Pant Hospitals, New Delhi, IndiaDepartment of Dermatology and Venereology, and Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated LNJPN & GB Pant Hospitals, New Delhi, IndiaDepartment of Dermatology and Venereology, and Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated LNJPN & GB Pant Hospitals, New Delhi, IndiaDepartment of Dermatology and Venereology, and Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated LNJPN & GB Pant Hospitals, New Delhi, IndiaDepartment of Dermatology and Venereology, and Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated LNJPN & GB Pant Hospitals, New Delhi, IndiaUse the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues.