The subject of ringworm of the adult scalp was recently discussed in a communication by Dr. Richard W. Fowlkes and myself. After a diligent search of the literature, we were able to find records of only fifty-three cases, including three of our own, in which the clinical diagnosis had been confirmed by microscopic examination or by culture. While the condition is undoubtedly rare, it is possible that it is at times overlooked by failure to utilize the aid of the laboratory. The following report is that of a patient who, like the other three before mentioned, was observed at the Harlem Hospital.
E. K., a mulatto, aged 25, a domestic servant, was presented before the New York Dermatological Society in April, 1925, as having kerion of the scalp, the diagnosis being accepted by all of the members present. She gave a history of having suffered from a circinate