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This right posterior-oblique view of a young Yugoslavian patient’s scalp exhibited symptoms of a cutaneous fungal infection known as favus, a form of tinea capitis, which had infected the scalp skin and hair follicles. Note the thinning of the hair and crusts upon the scalp, also known as scutulae in the area of the infection, known as alopecia. This cutaneous illness was caused by the dermatophytic organism, Trichophyton schoenleinii.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Libero Ajello
Creation Date: 1972
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