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Description:This patient presented with a scalp lesion indicative of ringworm, or tinea capitis due to the fungus T. violaceum.
Trichophyton violaceum is an anthropophilic dermatophyte which inhabits the soil, humans or animals. Tinea capitis is caused by a variety of Trichophyton spp. and Microsporum spp..
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