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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 197--198

Favus in a non-endemic area

Department of Dermato-Venereo Leprology, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, India

Correspondence Address:
L K Gupta
132, M Road, Bhupalpura, Udaipur-313 001
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A typical case of favus of scalp in a 60-year-old female, resident of a village in district Udaipur (Rajasthan) is being reported for its rarity and occurrence in non-endemic zone. Some of the nails were also involved. Fungal hyphae were demonstrated in KOH examination from scalp and nails. Culture on Sabourauds agar medium grew Trichophyton violaceum.

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