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A 7-year-old boy presented with 2-month history of itchy , painless greyish patchy loss of hair on right side of scalp. Clinical examination revealed multiple circumscribed non-inflammed, dull greyish patches of hair loss with broken hair and black dots with slight background erythema on right parietal and vertex region (figure 1). Trichoscopic examination of affected area demonstrated comma-shaped hairs, corkscrew hair and black dots (figure 2); 10% potassium hydroxide (KOH) wet mount examination from lesion showed branching hyphae and scattered spores around hair follicles …
Contributors MD and MSK had full access to all the data in the study; take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis and contributed to the study concept, design, acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data. VH drafted the manuscript. MSK contributed to the critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content.
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