kerion

noun

ke·​ri·​on ˈkir-ē-ˌän How to pronounce kerion (audio)
: 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 14 Apr. 2024.

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