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Recalcitrant Scalp Pruritus in a 3-year-old Girl
Fu-Sen Hsieh, Mark Ming-Long Hsu
Dermatol Sinica 22 : 104-105, 2004

Case Report
A 3 year-old healthy girl complained of scalp itching and irritation for several weeks. The treatment at dermatologic clinics showed little or no effect. Careful examination at our department revealed many yellow-brown semi-transparent papules(arrow) firmly adherent to scalp(Fig. 1) and some excoriated crust-like lesions on the posterior neck skin. Further inspection revealed several transparent nits(arrowhead) on some hair shafts(Fig. 1). The papular lesions were scraped and examined microscopically(Fig. 2).

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