International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 214--216

Kerion due to microsporum gypseum in a 1-month-old infant


Betsy Ambooken1, Manikoth Payyanadan Binitha1, Bini Chandran2 
1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, India
2 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Skin and Laser Center, Kunnamkulam, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Manikoth Payyanadan Binitha
Haritha, Post Beypore, Kozhikode, Kerala
India

Microsporum gypseum is a rare cause of kerion in infancy. Light microscopy, fluorescent microscopy and fungal culture of the infected hair aids in early and correct diagnosis. Griseofulvin is the drug of choice for ectothrix fungi. We report a case of neonatal kerion caused by M. gypseum occurring at the age of 1 month, successfully treated with griseofulvin.


How to cite this article:
Ambooken B, Binitha MP, Chandran B. Kerion due to microsporum gypseum in a 1-month-old infant.Int J Trichol 2013;5:214-216


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Ambooken B, Binitha MP, Chandran B. Kerion due to microsporum gypseum in a 1-month-old infant. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jul 13 ];5:214-216
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