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Description:The favus on this patient’s scalp is due to the fungus T. schoenleinii. The crusted lesions, or “scutulae”, were removed.
Favus is a chronic form of tinea capitis, or ringworm of the scalp, caused by the fungus Trichophyton schoenleinii. It is distinguished by its yellow, saucer-shaped crusted lesions, or “scutulae”, and permanent hair loss in the affected areas.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1972
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Links:CDC - Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases; Dermatophytes: Ringworm Dermatophytes (Ringworm)
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