This week's case is in honor of the Live Global Health Course sponsored by the University of Minnesota, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I have the honor of teaching the Entomology lab tomorrow along with Blaine Mathison, and therefore thought I would choose an entomology case for you this week. This week's case was generously donated by Florida Fan.
The patient is a young girl that had been diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis. Scalp scrapings were submitted to the laboratory for fungal culture and smear and the following were seen:
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