Inflammatory process caused by obstruction or disruption of individual hair follicles and the associated pilosebaceous units, leading to scarring alopecia because of destruction of the follicular units; role of staphylococcal follicular infection uncertain
Occurs in women after age 30 and in men from adolescence onward; bogginess or induration of affected areas of the scalp or other hair-bearing sites; successive crops of pustules; late finding of scarring alopecia
Dissecting folliculitis; lupus erythematosus; lichen planopilaris; kerion; pseudopelade of Brocq; follicular degeneration syndrome; pemphigus vulgaris; pemphigus foliaceus; Darier disease; Hailey-Hailey disease; pseudofolliculitis barbae
Treatment of infection as per culture results References
Brooke RC, Griffiths CE (2001) Folliculitis decalvans. Clinical & Experimental Dermatology 26(l):i20-122
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