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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121-122

Favus In A Non-endemic Area



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Favus, although endemic in the Kashmir valley, is rarely reported form other parts of India. We report two cases of favus from rural Udaipur, Rajasthan, because of its rarity in a non- endemic zone. Both the patients had scutula and cicatricial alopecia, characteristic of scales. Culture on Sabouraud’s dextrose agar grew Trichophyton schoenleinii in both the cases.


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