-Was first described by the Roman Writer Aulus Cornelius Celsus in “De Medicina”; published in the first century AD, it is the world’s first systematic treatise on medicine.
-It Is the result of an immune reaction of the host to a fungal infection.
-Often Kerion is confused as a bacterial infection.
-It presents as a boggy mass filled with pus on the scalp, beard or upper limbs. Lymph nodes may be swollen accompanied by systemic symptoms. An eczematous rash may follow.
-It carries the potential for scarring and permanent alopecia.