Definition of Kerion

1. Noun. Ringworm infection of the hair follicles of the scalp and beard that usually results in a swelling that is covered with pustules and oozes fluid.

Generic synonyms: Ringworm, Roundworm, Tinea



Definition of Kerion

1. Noun. (medicine) A response condition to a fungal ringworm infection of the hair follicles of the scalp and beard accompanied by secondary bacterial infection, usually presenting itself as raised, spongy lesions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Kerion

1. A granulomatous secondarily infected lesion complicating fungal infection of the hair; typically, a raised boggy lesion. Origin: G. Kerion, honeycomb; a skin disease, fr. Keros, beeswax (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kerion

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kerchoo
kerchunk
kere
kerf
kerfed
kerfing
kerflewie
kerflewy
kerflooey
kerfluffle
kerfluffles
kerfs
kerfuffle
kerfuffles
kerion (current term)
keriorrhea
keris
kerite
kerites
kerl
kerlix
kerls
kerma
kermas
kermes
kermes oak
kermesite
kermess
kermesse

Literary usage of Kerion

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1. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the hair and scalp by George Thomas Jackson (1887)
"kerion derives its name from a Greek word meaning a honeycomb. The Italian name signifies a ... TILBURY Fox (502), in 1866, first identified kerion as a ..."

2. On diseases of the skin: A System of Cutaneous Medicine by Erasmus Wilson (1868)
"Reviewing the pathognomonic characters of kerion, we shall find them to be, ... kerion is a disease of childhood and youth ; we have seen but one case in ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Skin by Louis Adolphus Duhring (1881)
"Where the disease is confined to a small area and proves rebellious, the artificial production of tinea kerion by means of the cautions application of ..."

4. Epitome of Skin Diseases: With Formulae, for Students and Practitioners by Tilbury Fox (1879)
"kerion, see Tinea kerion. Lepra is an old term for psoriasis, and especially that form which consists of circular rings of disease. ..."

5. A Descriptive Catalogue of the New Sydenham Society's Atlas of Portraits of by New Sydenham Society, Jonathan Hutchinson (1869)
"A condition closely analogous to kerion of the scalp is observed in the ... The state of the parts in kerion of the scalp in children with ringworm and ..."

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