South African Family Practice

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Tinea capitis in a 21-day-old neonate

SA Adefemi


LH is a two-month-old baby girl seen in the outpatient skin clinic of the Family Medicine Department of the Federal Medical Centre, Bida, Nigeria. She had a single erythematous plaque on her scalp of five weeks duration. The lesion was noticed soon after shaving the hair following the eighth day for the naming ceremony. Shaving of the head was done by a local mobile barber in the community. The scalp lesion was initially tiny but progressively increased in size. There was no history of fungal infection in the parents or siblings and other family members. There was also no history of keeping pets in the family.

Keywords: tinea capitis; neonate

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