Tinea capitis mimicking dissecting cellulitis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Tinea capitis is a common disease of childhood that typically follows one of several clinical patterns. Our patient and several previously reported cases demonstrate the existence of a dissecting cellulitis-like presentation of tinea capitis. This variant should be recognized to prevent misdiagnosis of dissecting cellulitis and allow proper treatment to prevent scarring alopecia.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Torok, RD; Bellet, JS

Published Date

  • November 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 753 - 754

PubMed ID

  • 24134312

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-1470

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/pde.12235


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States