The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2014 , Vol 56 , Num 6
An Unusual Presentation: Trichomycosis (Trichobacteriosis) capitis in an Infant
Department of Dermatology, 1Gaziosmanpasa University Faculty of Medicine, Tokat, Department of Dermatology, 2Istanbul Medeniyet University Faculty of Medicine, Göztepe Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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Trichomycosis (trichobacteriosis) is an asymptomatic superficial bacterial colonization of the hair shaft that is clinically characterized by pale yellowish, reddish or blackish sticky, cylindrical concretions surrounding the hair shaft in the axillary or pubic region. As far as we know, the first and only case of trichomycosis capitis was reported in a 8-year-old boy in 2011. We encountered no cases of trichomycosis in infancy in the literature. The current case displays an atypical presentation of trichobacteriosis involving head hair in a 10-month-old male infant. Keywords : Corynebacteria, infancy, head hair, trichobacteriosis.
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