The mother of this 7-year-old girl originally thought these peculiar scales in her daughter's scalp and hair were nits, since there had recently been an outbreak of head lice at the child's school. However, she was not able to find any lice, and the scales resisted removal with mineral oil and a "nit comb."
Do you think this girl has a dermatophyte infection of the scalp?
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1. Barber K. Dermclinic. Consultant For Pediatricians. 2008;7:457-458.