Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: -

Inherited bark, head bark, fungal bark, lichen bark, tinea capitis favosa, tinea favosa, dermatomycosis favosa.

A reportable special form of tinea capitis.

  • Endemic areas are found in North Africa, South-Eastern Europe, Iran and countries of the former Soviet Union
  • Frequently children are affected

  • Pathogen: Trichophyton schoenleinii
  • Predisposition factors
    • ↓ Hygiene
    • Wearing a head covering
  • The dermatophyte is transmitted by other people, although the contagiousness is rather low

Erythematous, scaly, follicularly localised, yellowish encrusted papules. If enlargement occurs, the term "scutulae" is used

  • Travel history
  • Clinical
  • Detection of pathogens (epilation of hair or recovery of dandruff: then native preparation and culture; biopsy)
  • Wood light (green-greyish fluorescence)

In addition to the hairy head, the extremities and face may also be affected.

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