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Folliculitis Barbae Simplex

definition

Deep-seated folliculitis of the bearded area involving the entire depth of the follicle, the infection being usually of staphylococcal origin. It is characterized by erythematous follicular papules and pustules and, as the condition progresses, raised plaques studded with pustules and crusting. Many patients are seborrheic.

synonyms

Folliculitis Barbae Simplex, Sycosis Barbae