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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

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.
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Black dot, Kerion (Figure-2), Favus, Diffuse pustular, and Diffuse Scale variety were seen in receding order of frequencies.
Tinea capitis Number (%) Noninflammatory types Grey patch type 106 (46.3) Black dot type 62 (271) Seborrheic dermatitis-like 41 (179 Inflammatory types Pustular 15 (6.5) Kerion 5 (2.2) Favus 0(0) Tinea corporis site Abdomen 1 (20) Back 3 (60) Limbs 1 (20) Tinea unguium site Right middle finger 3 (42.8) Right fourth finger 2 (28.6) Left fourth and fifth fingers 1 (14.3) Left great toe 1 (14.3) Pityriasis versicolor site Face 45 (95.7) Chest 2 (4.3) Table 4: (a) Distribution of dermatophytic isolates according to age and gender grouping of primary pupils in Ile-Ife (n = 157).
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 2.5% cases each.
Kerion tedavisinde sistemik kortikosteroidlerin kullanimi tartismalidir.
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.
Patients with negative baseline KOH preparation, patients having kerion and those having treatment with topical antifungal agents within past 2 weeks or systemic antifungal agents within past 30 days were excluded from the study.
Kerion Scott Christopher Jones, 36, of Gold Street, Cardiff, admitted possession of cannabis, production of the drug and breaching a conditional discharge.
Inflammatory tinea capitis (kerion) mimicking dissecting cellulitis.
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.