ID#: 18856
This image depicts a superoposterior view of a young patient’s scalp. The boy had presented with what turned out to be a case of tinea capitis, otherwise referred to as ring worm of the scalp, caused by the dermatophytic fungal organism, Microsporum gypseum. Note the loss of hair atop the lesion, as well as the crusty, scaly texture of the lesion’s surface. See PHIL 16977, for a lateral view of this patient’s scalp infection.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date: 1969
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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