Kerion celsi is a rare genetic disorder that effects the scalp. Those with Kerion celsi have a susceptibility to scalp ringworm. Scalp ringworm is a fungus. It can be easily transmitted between people by touching, sharing combs or bedding, or from animals. The illness is more serious in children. Kerion celsi begins as a circular, itchy, crusty patch forming on the head. The patch can be very painful. The patch may scar the individual and create bald spots. To avoid scarring, it is important to begin treatment early. Treatment includes anti-fungal creams which work best if used early. The best way to avoid Kerion celsi is to stay away from infected individuals. Always speak with your doctor about the best personal plan of action.
Description Last Updated: May 12, 2018