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



Dermatophyte hypersensitivity reaction, Kerion Celsi, tinea capitis


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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How to Cite

Monteiro MI, Leite AL, Rodrigues J, Costa M, Oliveira T, Rocha C. Dermatology Case. REVNEC [Internet]. 2016Sep.5 [cited 2024May25];22(4):257-8. Available from:



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