Tinea Capitis Mimicking Dissecting Cellulitis
Article first published online: 17 OCT 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 30, Issue 6, pages 753–754, November/December 2013
How to Cite
Torok, R. D. and Bellet, J. S. (2013), Tinea Capitis Mimicking Dissecting Cellulitis. Pediatric Dermatology, 30: 753–754. doi: 10.1111/pde.12235
- Issue published online: 13 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 17 OCT 2013
Tinea capitis is a common disease of childhood that typically follows one of several clinical patterns. Our patient and several previously reported cases demonstrate the existence of a dissecting cellulitis-like presentation of tinea capitis. This variant should be recognized to prevent misdiagnosis of dissecting cellulitis and allow proper treatment to prevent scarring alopecia.