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In this section we have spot diagnoses posted on a daily basis since June 2010, now over 1700! You can review the archived cases and read the suggested diagnoses by users and the final comment by Dr Uma Sundram, the Editor-in-Chief and main spot diagnosis host. Case are uploaded each week day by 10 a.m. UK time with the correct diagnosis will generally be posted at 8 p.m. UK time. Why not view the most recent spot diagnosis and proffer a diagnosis?

Case Number : Case 1977 - 02 Jan 2018 Posted By: Uma Sundram

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73 year old woman with recurrent erythematous pustules and crust on scalp; history of lupus. R/o lupus.

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Anil Patki

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Endothrix type of inflammatory tinea capitis

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Dr. Mona Abdel-Halim

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Amazing photos. Beautiful endothrix Tinea capitis. 

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Uma Sundram

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Endothrix. Easy to miss the fungal elements in the grungy crust. Moral of the story: Look at the crust!! The clinician was quite concerned about lupus and threw us a red herring.

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