A healthy 11-year-old boy with a kerion celsi, caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes, probably acquired from an injury on the scalp. The lesions had started as papulonodules that had been diagnosed as a bacterial abscess. Nevertheless, they had not responded to systemic antibacterial treatment for 14 days. Finally, successful treatment was performed by means of oral application of itraconazole 5 mg/kg/day for 12 weeks. The boy was left with scarring alopecia.
Ming-Kai JI and Cheng B*
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