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Kerion celsi: a misdiagnosed scalp infection
  1. Jane E Feetham,
  2. Nicholas Sargant
  1. Emergency Department, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nicholas Sargant, Emergency Department, The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol BS2 8BJ, UK; Nicholas.Sargant{at}

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A 6-year-old Caucasian girl presented with a 4×5 cm pustular, weeping scalp lesion (figure 1) that had begun 10 days previously as an innocuous small itchy red spot, which had rapidly increased in size (figure 2). She had been systemically well with no fever or other skin lesions.

Figure 1

Weeping, pustular scalp lesion at presentation.

Figure 2

Initial appearance of …

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  • Contributors Both authors contributed equally to this submission. JEF drafted the case report while NS edited the case report, took the photographic images and obtained parental consent.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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