Dermatology Case

  • Maria Inês Monteiro CH Entre o Douro e Vouga
  • Ana Luísa Leite CH Entre o Douro e Vouga
  • Joana Rodrigues CH Entre o Douro e Vouga
  • Miguel Costa CH Entre o Douro e Vouga
  • Teresa Oliveira CH Entre o Douro e Vouga
  • Cristina Rocha CH Entre o Douro e Vouga
Keywords: Dermatophyte hypersensitivity reaction, Kerion Celsi, tinea capitis

Abstract

Kerion Celsi is an inflammatory presentation of tinea capitis, caused by a hypersensitivity reaction mediated by T lymphocytes of the dermatophyte in hair follicles. The early clinical recognition avoids invasive procedures. Hyperleukocytosis/ leukemoid reactions are hematologic reactional responses that may result. The most frequently involved agents are Trichophyton verrucosum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Microsporum canis and Microsporum gypseu. The clinical spectrum is widely variable.

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Published
2016-09-05
How to Cite
Monteiro, M. I., Leite, A. L., Rodrigues, J., Costa, M., Oliveira, T., & Rocha, C. (2016). Dermatology Case. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 22(4), 257-258. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v22.i4.9911
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