Kerion is the result of the host's response to a fungal ringworm infection of the hair follicles of the scalp (occasionally the beard ) that can be accompanied by secondary bacterial infection(s). It usually appears as raised, spongy lesions, and typically occurs in children.  This honeycomb is a painful inflammatory reaction with deep suppurative lesions on the scalp. Follicles may be seen discharging pus. There may be sinus formation and rarely mycetoma-like grains are produced. It is usually caused by dermatophytes (fungal infections of the skin affecting humans and animals) such as Trichophyton verrucosum , T. mentagrophytes ,  and Microsporum canis . Treatment with oral griseofulvin common.