Young girl suddenly loses hair after family adopts cat

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A young girl has developed a huge bald patch on her head one week after her family adopted a cat.

The family, from the city of Shenzhen in the south-eastern Chinese province of Guangdong, bought the feline for the child on May 1.

However, the youngster started losing her hair just a week later.

According to the news site Toutiao, the cat infected the girl with tinea capitis, a fungal infection of the scalp also known as scalp ringworm. 

The young girl is seen with her new bald spot and with the adopted cat. Source: AsiaWire/Australscope
A young girl has developed a huge bald patch on her head one week after her family adopted a cat. Source: AsiaWire/Australscope

Symptoms include hair loss, redness, itchiness, and dry scaly areas.

The girl’s parents took her to a hair salon to shave the affected area so they could treat the infection with medicine after seeking advice from their doctor.

The parents added that the girl may need to keep shaving the patch until the infection goes away.

In video footage, the girl can be seen lowering her head to show the bald patch to the camera before scowling and taking a sip of a smoothie.

Apparently seeing the funny side of the incident, the girl pouted for the publication and performed a mock angry walk out of the shop.

AsiaWire/Australscope

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