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

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

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

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Manikoth Payyanadan Binitha
Haritha, Post Beypore, Kozhikode, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.130418

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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.

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