A 6-year-old boy was assessed for a pruriginous swelling of the scalp that had been present for 2 weeks and had persisted after a week of. A bacterial scalp infection was initially diagnosed locally but the lesion continued to increase in size with the development of prominent occipital. Kerion is the result of the host’s response to a fungal ringworm infection of the hair follicles of the scalp (occasionally the beard) that can be accompanied by.

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On the abdominal tomography, images of typhlitis were obtained. Retrieved January 21, The mean interval between diagnosis of LC and death was reported as 3.

The patients experience considerable discomfort for a period of a few minutes following the treatment.

Only comments written in English can be processed. She was referred to the pediatric hematology department. A challenging Diagnosis for Clinicians. Fox 2 added another case of ringworm of the adult scalp in However there are oerion reports about B-cell proliferative disorders mimicking dermatophytosis in the literature. The interval time was 2 months for our patient. Privacy Policy Terms of Use.

Herein we describe a 3-year-old girl with a nodule on the scalp resembling kerion celsi as a clinical presentation of leukemia cutis. cdlsi

Leukemia Cutis Mimicking Kerion Celsi: A challenging Diagnosis for Clinicians

This condition can be mistaken for a case of impetigo. The native preparate examination was negative. The International Foundation for Dermatology. Nearly 70 to 80 percent of cases of childhood ALL are of B-precursor lineage i.


An occasional lesion requires additional treatment to one or two small areas two weeks after the. It is usually caused by dermatophytes fungal infections of the skin affecting humans and animals such as Trichophyton verrucosumT. Blastomyces dermatitidis Blastomycosis North American blastomycosis South American blastomycosis Sporothrix schenckii Sporotrichosis Penicillium marneffei Penicilliosis.

LC often has rapid disease progression and poor prognosis. To this series they added 3 cases of their own. Bone marrow aspiration was performed and morphological and flow cytometric analysis was consistent with B cell ALL. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cryptococcus neoformans Cryptococcosis Trichosporon spp Trichosporonosis.

Other search option s Alphabetical list. Kerion is the inflammatory extreme form of dermatophyte infection, caused by a vigorous T-cell-mediated host response to the dermatophyte infection [ 5 ].

Specialised Social Services Eurordis directory. It is well recognized that ringworm of the adult scalp, especially the kerionic type, is rare in all parts of the civilized world and especially so in the United States.

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None of the textbooks available to cdlsi mentioned the treatment of kerion celsi with CO 2 therapy. She had also multiple swollen posterior cervical lymph nodes. High grade B cell lymphoma was diagnosed.


A fungal culture of the scale was sent. There may be sinus formation and rarely mycetoma-like grains are produced. Mucorales Mucormycosis Rhizopus oryzae Mucor indicus Lichtheimia corymbifera Syncephalastrum racemosum Apophysomyces variabilis. Register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts. A possible differential diagnosis for her presentation includes kerion celsi or dissecting cellulitis of the scalp.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It manifests as painful and suppurative plaques or nodules, accompanied by purulent drainage.

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For the symphonic metal band, see Kerion band. There have been many studies about B-cell proliferative disorders mimicking other dermatologic disorders e. About four years ago, I began treating all kerions with solid CO 2 applications, using a pencil of approximately 2 to 2.

There are no preferred sites of involvement in leukemia cutis LC.

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