Last Updated: 2023-07-07
Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.
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
- 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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