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Journal of the Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 2005;6(2):143-145.
Kerion Celsi Associated with Trauma: A Case Report.
Young Jin Kim, Jee Hoon Kim, Young Joon Jun, Ki Taik Han
Department of Plastic Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. joony@hfh.cuk.ac.kr
Abstract
Kerion celsi is most inflammatory presentation of tinea capitis, which is consisted of pustules and area of crusting, either localized or diffuse. It is considered to be an exaggerated cell mediated response to fungus. It is caused by a number of different fungal species of the genera Trichophyton and Microsporum. In Korea, the vast majority of infections are caused by Microsporum canis, a zoophilic species spread primarily by cats and dogs. This lesion may easily be misinterpreted as bacterial infection, particularly an abscess in the emergency room or outpatient clinic. It's important to keep kerion celsi for differential diagnosis to avoid unnecessary surgical intervention. In this article, we report the case of kerion celsi misinterpreted as bacterial abscess, which developed after trauma.
Keywords: Kerion celsi; Trauma


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