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Question Which Scalp Fungus!

A 10-year-old child has scalp lesions that are honey-colored and have a mousy odor. Scarring and loss of hair are seen in areas where lesions have crusted and healed. Which of the following organisms is the most likely cause of the lesions?

a) Epidermophyton floccosum
b)
Microsporum audouinii
c)
Trichophyton rubrum
d)
Trichophyton schoenleinii
e)
Trichophyton violaceum
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Scalp infection especially of a child.
..Microsporum audouinii ..So B).
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Correct Answer correct answer :)

The answer is d) Trichophyton schoenleinii
The clinical manifestations are consistent with the diagnosis of favus. This disease, which is also known as tinea favosa and honeycomb ringworm, is most commonly caused by T. schoenleinii.
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