What does kerion mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kerion(noun)

    ringworm infection of the hair follicles of the scalp and beard that usually results in a swelling that is covered with pustules and oozes fluid


  1. Kerion

    Kerion is the result of the host's response to a fungal ringworm infection of the hair follicles of the scalp and beard accompanied by secondary bacterial infection. It usually presents itself as raised, spongy lesions. This honeycomb is severely painful inflammatory reaction with deep suppurative lesion on the scalp. The follicle may be seen discharging pus. there may be sinus formation and rarely mycetoma like grains are produced.It is usually caused by Zoophilic dermatophytes like Trichophyton verrucosum and T. mentagrophytes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kerion

    kē′ri-on, n. a suppurative inflammation of the hair-follicles of the scalp. [Gr.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kerion in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kerion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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