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Case #159 - July, 2005

A 25-year-old woman had a few mildly scaly lesions on her forehead. She saw her physician and initially it was thought that she had a fungal lesion. Figure A-C show what was seen in skin scrapings from the lesion. The object shown was approximately .25mm long. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?

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Figure A

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Figure B

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Figure C

This case was kindly contributed by Dr. CSBR Prasad, Vindhya Clinic and Diagnostic Lab, India.

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