kerion

noun
ke·​ri·​on | \ ˈkir-ē-ˌän How to pronounce kerion (audio) \

Medical Definition of kerion

: inflammatory ringworm of the hair follicles of the beard and scalp usually accompanied by secondary bacterial infection and marked by spongy swelling and the exudation of sticky pus from the hair follicles

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“Kerion.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/kerion. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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