Disease Information for Tinea Favosa

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Scalp tenderness/pain
Cicatrical alopecia
Dandruff
Scalp rash
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
BX/Scalp Hyphae in follicles
BX/Scalp Inflammation, chronic
PATH/Hyphae in tissue
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Lupus, discoid, chronic
Associated Disease & Complications
Cutaneous Infection
Scarring alopecia
Skin infections
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Fungus (category)
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
CLASS/Hair involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Scalp involvement/disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Definition

A disease of the scalp that may affect the glabrous skin and the nails and is recognized by the concave sulfur-yellow crusts that form around loose, wiry hairs. Atrophy ensues, leaving a smooth, glossy, thin, paper-white patch. This type of disease is rare in the United States and more frequently seen in the Middle East, Africa, Southeastern Europe, and other countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. (Arnold, Odom, and James, Andrew's Diseases of the Skin, 8th ed, p319)

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