gray patch ringworm

gray patch ringworm
one of two common types of tinea capitis; this type is caused most often by Microsporum audouinii and sometimes by M. canis, M. ferrugineum, or M. gypseum. There are multiple gray scaly lesions and stubs of broken hairs, and the inflammatory response is minimal. The condition is benign and resolves spontaneously. See also black-dot r.

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