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kerion

 [ke´re-on]
a boggy, exudative swelling or mass covered with pustules, as may occasionally occur in tinea infections.

ke·ri·on

(kē'rē-on), Do not confuse this word with karyon.
A granulomatous secondarily infected lesion complicating fungal infection of the hair; typically, a raised boggy lesion.
[G. kērion, honeycomb; a skin disease, fr. kēros, beeswax]

kerion

/ke·ri·on/ (kēr´e-on) a boggy, exudative tumefaction covered with pustules; associated with tinea infections.

kerion

[kir′ē·on]
Etymology: Gk, honeycomb
an inflamed, boggy granuloma or secondary infected lesion that develops as an immune reaction to a superficial fungus infection, generally in association with Tinea capitis of the scalp. This disease is much more prevalent in patients of African-American descent. The most common treatment is antifungal medicine administered orally, which may be supplemented with corticosteroids.
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Kerion

kerion

Dermatology A severe form of tinea capitis, in which well-circumscribed parts of the scalp are transformed into a painful, boggy, inflamed, confluent mass with loosened hair, purulent folliculitis, crusting, often with lymphadenopathy, due to a zoophilic superficial mycosis, Trichophyton verrucosum or T mentagrophytes; geophilic or anthropophilic fungal infections may abruptly become kerions

ke·ri·on

(kē'rē-on)
A granulomatous secondarily infected lesion complicating fungal infection of the hair; typically, a raised boggy lesion.
[G. kērion, honeycomb; a skin disease, fr. kēros, beeswax]

kerion

A localized boggy swelling on the scalp with oozing of pus and serum from the hair follicles. Kerion is a reaction to fungus infection of the scalp (TINEA CAPITIS) and is self-curing. It is commonest in agricultural workers and is often contracted from farm animals.

kerion

a boggy, exudative tumefaction covered with pustules, as may occur in dermatophyte infections.
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