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Erythema nodosum induced by kerion celsi of the scalp.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11358549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 5-year-old girl presented with a 2-week history of a sharply demarcated, inflammatory, granulomatous lesion on the right side of her scalp. Shortly afterward, painful, subcutaneous nodules developed on her shins and thighs. Trichophyton mentagrophytes was isolated from the scalp lesion and a diagnosis of erythema nodosum induced by kerion of the scalp was made. The patient was started on oral therapy with 18 mg/kg/day griseofulvin, associated with topical crystal violet. Her erythema nodosum regressed in 10 days, while the kerion healed 6 weeks later, leaving residual scarring alopecia. Erythema nodosum represents a reaction pattern to a wide variety of inflammatory stimuli. The interest of this case lies in the unusual association of kerion erythema nodosum, of which only nine cases have been reported in the international literature.
D Calista; S Schianchi; M Morri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0736-8046     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:    2001 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-18     Completed Date:  2001-07-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  114-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, M.Bufalini Hospital, Cesena, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Child, Preschool
Erythema Nodosum / drug therapy,  etiology,  pathology*
Griseofulvin / therapeutic use
Tinea Capitis / complications*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Trichophyton / drug effects,  isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents; 126-07-8/Griseofulvin

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