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Noun1.kerion - ringworm infection of the hair follicles of the scalp and beard that usually results in a swelling that is covered with pustules and oozes fluid
ringworm, roundworm - infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
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It may even progress to inflamed deep abscess termed "kerion", which can lead to scarring and permanent alopecia.
gypseum infection is tinea corporis on exposed areas of the body followed by tinea capitis, which is sometimes associated with kerion formation.
As regards the inflammatory form, the pustular type was the most common (6.5%) of all types of tinea capitis seen, while 2.2% of the pupils were found to have kerion. There was no case of favus seen among all the pupils that were examined.
On a day when the floodlights were needed to be turned on, the home side lit up the Parc Eirias pitch with pink socks in support for the Breast Cancer 'Wear it Pink' event, but soon found themselves behind on the scoreboard as Newbridge's Kerion Meek fired over a penalty.
Clinically, TC commonly presents with variable degrees of hair loss and scalp scaling, whereas typical kerion is uncommon and favus is rare.
Results In our study, major causes of cicatricial alopecia were lichen planopilaris (27.5%), discoid lupus erythematosus (25%), pseudopelade of Brocq (20%), systemic lupus erythematosus (5%) followed by scleroderma, dermatomyositis, keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans, aplasia cutis, kerion, follicular mucinosis, pemphigus, dissecting cellulitis of scalp/ pyogenic folliculitis and acne keloidalis nuchae in 2.5% cases each.
Kerion like reaction with thickening of skin was noticed in legs and paws (Fig.
Flanker Will Grindal kicked two penalties to sandwich Woodrush's converted try, Southam built on the front-row dominance of Will Bostock, James Finch and Pete Harris to take the lead when Will Lyne and Kerion Ackford developed a scrum against the head and Pete Burnell crossed under the post.
Wing Kerion Ford ran in two tries, as did John Worsley and Anthony DaCruz also crossed, while Luke Acreman, just out of the Youth side, showed his kicking skills by slotting over four conversions and a penalty Cardiff HSOB came away from Blaenavon with one point, but could easily have taken four more, missing try-scoring opportunities and giving away a soft try at the beginning of the second half that sealed their downfall.
The signs of tinea capitis include scaling, pustules, kerion, black dots, alopecia, adenopathy, and autoeczematization (also known as id reaction).