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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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Less frequent causes were SLE in 5% cases 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.
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Our recent study, published in the April 1, 2010 issue of Clinical Pediatrics, asked if the symptoms of hair loss, scaling, itching, swollen nodes and kerion predicted tinea capitis.
Supt Kerion added: "Our main concern would be with the protest planned for next Saturday and in ensuring airport property is protected.
Kerion, from the nearby village of Cwmgwrach, said he was on his way to go swimming when he came across the scene of the tragedy.
Its clinical presentation varies from seborrhoeic dermatitis-like and non-inflammatory presentation like alopecia areata to severe forms like kerion with purulent discharge and secondary bacterial infection leading to scarring alopecia.
Kerion Scott Christopher Jones, 36, of Gold Street, Cardiff, admitted possession of cannabis, production of the drug and breaching a conditional discharge.
Promotion hopefuls Llandudno continued to struggle as theywent down4-2at impressiveLexXI for whom Kerion Jones bagged a hat-trick and Mike Griffiths was also on target.
Hardwick pushed forward down the left, Kerion played the ball to Westwood and he found Heslop in space to fire the ball into the top corner to make it 2-0 and secure the points.
The line-up at the time was: Kerion Mcdermot, vocals (Primitives, Never ending clock), Steve Dula, bass (Primitives, MTAE), Julian Walsh, guitar, Glen Arkenstall, drums.
Paul O'Hare and Joey Kelly scored for Penny Lane, with Ian Brunt and Kerion Fleetwood netting for the Dock, who won the penalty shoot-out 3-1.