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CASE REPORTTINEA AMIANTACEAKepaniteraan KlinikBidang Ilmu Kesehatan Kuli dan KelaminRSAL-MINTOHARDJO, JAKARTAOleh:Benita putri permata (030.05.050)Dokter Pembimbing:dr. Suswardana, M.Kes, Sp.KKFakultas Kedokteran Universitas TrisaktiJakarta2013TINEA AMIANTACEABenita Putri PermataAbstract Tinea amiantacea is a condition in which there is excessive scaling of the scalp. Thick silvery or yellowish scales encircle the hair shafts and may bind down tufts of hair. The scales may resemble asbestos, giving rise to the term amiantacea the French word for asbestos is 'amiante'.IntroductionTinea amiantacea also known as pityriasis amiantacea (PA) presents as tenaciously adherent scales surrounding the base of scalp hairs that can result in hair loss 1. Baron Jean-Louis Alibert of France first described the condition in 1832 as an asbestos-like tinea2 . The exact cause of PA is unclear and may be due to a number of underlying conditions 3,4,5. It is thought to represent a reaction pattern to inflammatory skin disease with the most common causes being psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis6.Case report A 10 year old asian boy present with heavy scale onto the hairs and separate and bind together their proximal portions (fig.1) (fig.2) (fig.3). He was otherwise healty and did not take any medication. There were no other skin manifestations of psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. The patient was prescribed with grioseofulvin , the longest standing effec

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