Cite this page: Hamodat M. Folliculitis decalvans. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/skinnontumorfolliculitisdecalvans.html. 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)