Here is this week’s Medical Maladies Quiz! It’s a little more specific I hope.
You are a newly minted resident working at a county hospital in Miami. A patient comes in to see you about their condition. The patient is a 56-year-old male of African-American dissent. He explains that he has been having problems with, what he describes as, dandruff in his pubic region lately, though he had never had problems like this in the past. Upon inspection, you find loose, white sheaths on the patient’s hair shafts. You do not see any signs of a rash or irritation on the skin of the affected area.
What is your differential diagnosis of the patient’s problem?