Case 7: Skin of Scalp, R/O Tinea vs. Seborrheic Dermatitis

  • Dong-Lin XieEmail author
  • Tam H. Nguyen
  • Robert A. Norman
Part of the Clinical Cases in Dermatology book series (CLIDADE)


A 7-year-old African American female presented with an itchy and scaly scalp. The patient first noticed the itchiness and flaking several weeks ago. The patient’s mother also reported some areas of hair loss on the scalp at sites where the patient was scratching the most.


Scaly scalp Itchy scalp Dandruff Pediatric alopecia Tinea capitis Endothrix Majocchi Granuloma Griseofulvin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dong-Lin Xie
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tam H. Nguyen
    • 2
  • Robert A. Norman
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Ruffolo, Hooper & Associates, M.D, P.A.TampaUSA
  2. 2.DO, PGY-1 Larkin Community HospitalMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyNova Southeastern UniversityTampaUSA
  4. 4.Center for Geriatric Dermatology and Neuro-DermatologyTampaUSA

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