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Common Fungal Diseases of Skin

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A child presents with a boggy scalp swelling. The hair can be easily pulled out. The diagnosis is made using (AIPG 2010)



A KOH
B Culture sensitivity

C Biopsy
D Gram staining

Ans. A
[KOH]

KOH preparation - is performed on scaling skin lesions when a fungal etiology is suspected

1). 10-20% KOH solutions

2). Identify hyphae in dermatophyte infections, pseudohypha, and budding yeast in Candida infections and fragmented hyphae and spores in tinea versicolor

3). Clinical presentation indicates kerion.

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