Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of tinea capitis (scalp ringworm)?

Updated: Feb 21, 2020
  • Author: Marc Zachary Handler, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Also consider the following:

  • Bacterial folliculitis
  • Dissecting folliculitis (folliculitis decalvans)
  • Abscess
  • Neoplasia
  • Pyoderma
  • Secondary syphilis

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