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Utility of trichoscopy in tinea capitis
  1. Manju Daroach,
  2. Vinod Hanumanthu,
  3. Muthu Sendhil Kumaran
  1. Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Muthu Sendhil Kumaran, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India; drsen_2000{at}yahoo.com

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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 …

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