black dot ringworm

black dot ringworm
one of two common types of tinea capitis; this type is caused most often by Trichophyton tonsurans and occasionally by T. violaceum. There are multiple areas of alopecia studded with black dots representing infected hairs broken off at or below the surface of the scalp. See also gray patch r.

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