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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 180-183

Idiosyncratic findings in trichoscopy of tinea capitis: Comma, zigzag hairs, corkscrew, and morse code-like hair


Department of Dermatology, Independent Researcher, Libya

Correspondence Address:
Ebtisam Elghblawi
Tripoli-Libya, P.O.BOX 3232
Libya
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DOI: 10.4103/ijt.ijt_92_15

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Dermoscopy is a method of growing significance in the diagnoses of dermatological pigmented skin diseases. However, in my case, mycology culture was negative and successful treatment was given on the basis of trichoscopy and wood lamp examination. I hereby describe a young boy with tinea capitis, multiple “comma hairs” and “zigzag hair” and a subtle additional feature “Morse code-like hair” when intensification was applied. Dermatoscopic aspects found skin Type 2 in a child of as a distinctive dermoscopic finding.


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