Leslie Castelo Soccio

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Tinea capitis (Ringworm, Tinea Tonsurans)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical examination The clinical presentation of tinea capitis varies. There are three main clinical forms: Noninflammatory (tinea capitis superficialis) Inflammatory (tinea capitis profunda) Favus (tinea capitis favosa)Continue Reading The noninflammatory form has a number of patterns, ranging from diffuse scaling to black dot alopecia (Figure 1).…

Incontinentia Pigmenti (Bloch-Siemens syndrome, Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome, Bloch-Sulzberger disease, melanoblastosis cutis, naevus pigmentosus systematicus)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history A family history of a mother with this disorder. A mother with a history with the following: blistering that resolved as an infant, extensive dental work due to missing or peg shaped teeth, vertex alopecia, retinal disease or multiple male…

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