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Child has white spots on forehead, seems to be spreading, had transfusions in the past. What could this be?

Hi good day. My son is 4 years and he has some white spots on his fore head. It started off as one and now it has spread .I don’t know what it is, could it be a blood problem because he had two transfusions already, one the day after I had him and the other a couple of moths after. To me it doesn’t look like pityriasis alba because it’s not round and it’s not scaly, so what could it be..?
Asked On : Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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From your query the size of the lesion is not clear.
If its flat and itchy with clear cut margins, its more likely to be a fungal infection (Tinea versicolor) which is easily curable with application of antifungal creams/ ointments for about a week.

Pityriasis alba is slightly bigger and has vague margins and is self limiting, needing no treatment.

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Answered: Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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