Favus Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 07, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Also consider the following:

  • Demodicidosis [22]
  • Dissecting cellulitis
  • Lupus vulgaris
  • Pediculosis capitis
  • Pityriasis amiantacea
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE): Not only may favus may occasionally resemble SLE, but disseminated favus has been described in a patient with SLE. [23, 24]
  • Tinea capitis: It may appear as an exuberant cutaneous infection without scutula caused by T rubrum. [25]

Differential Diagnoses