folliculitis decalvans


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fol·lic·u·li·tis de·cal·'vans

a papular or pustular inflammation of the hair follicles of the scalp, of unknown cause, seen mostly in men, resulting in scarring and loss of hair in the affected area.

fol·lic·u·li·tis de·cal·vans

(fō-lik'yū-lī'tis dē-kal'vanz)
A papular or pustular inflammation of the hair follicles of the scalp seen mostly in men, resulting in scarring and loss of hair in the affected area.

folliculitis decalvans

Purulent follicular inflammation of the scalp resulting in permanent irregular alopecia and scarring. This rare disease occurs mostly in men. The cause is unknown.
See also: folliculitis