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Folliculitis decalvans

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PubMed Search: Alopecia [title] skin

Mowafak Hamodat, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc.
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Cite this page: Hamodat M. Folliculitis decalvans. website. Accessed October 4th, 2023.
Definition / general
  • Alopecia: hair loss from head or body
  • Folliculitis decalvans: alopecia that involves scarring; redness, swelling and pustules around hair follicle, with subsequent follicular destruction and permanent hair loss
  • Adequate tissue sampling and appropriate laboratory processing, in combination with clinical information, provide the key to diagnosis (Histopathology 2010;56:24)
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Angel Fernandez-Flores, M.D., Ph.D.

Folliculitis decalvans

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