pseudofolliculitis

pseudofolliculitis

 [soo″do-fŏ-lik″u-li´tis]
a chronic disorder, usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus, occurring chiefly in the beards of men of African descent, most often in the submandibular region of the neck; the characteristic lesions are erythematous papules, less commonly pustules, containing buried hairs whose tips can easily be freed up; in contrast to sycosis barbae, it affects exclusively those who shave.

pseu·do·fol·lic·u·li·tis

(sū'dō-fo-lik'yū-lī'tis),
Erythematous follicular papules or, less commonly, pustules resulting from close shaving of very curly hair; growing tips of hairs consequently reenter the skin adjacent to the follicle, thus producing ingrown hairs; pseudofolliculitis of the beard area is very common in blacks.

pseudofolliculitis

/pseu·do·fol·lic·u·li·tis/ (-fah-lik″u-li´tis) a chronic disorder occurring chiefly in black men, most often in the submandibular region of the neck, the characteristic lesions of which are erythematous papules containing buried hairs.

pseu·do·fol·lic·u·li·tis

(sū'dō-fŏ-lik'yū-lī'tis)
Erythematous follicular papules or, less commonly, pustules resulting from close shaving of curly hair; tips of growing hairs reenter the skin, producing ingrown hairs; pseudofolliculitis of the beard area is very common in blacks.
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Other indications include ingrown hairs, pseudofolliculitis barbae, and pilonidal cysts.
The beard area is affected in pseudofolliculitis barbae and the occipital scalp in acne keloidalis nuchae.
Erythema nodosum was detected in 10 and pseudofolliculitis in seven patients.
According to these criteria, at least two of the following criteria should accompany oral ulcers recurred for at least 3 times in a 12-month period: recurrent genital ulcers, anterior uveitis, posterior uveitis, observation of cells in the vitreus, opthalmic findings including retinal vasculitis, erythema nodosum, pseudofolliculitis, papulopustular lesions, cutaneous findings including acneiform nodules, positive pathergy test.
The only progress that had been made at the time was that the issue had earned its own medical term, pseudofolliculitis barbae.
Pseudofolliculitis barbae, a disorder better known as razor bumps, is poorly studied in women, but may have a different etiology than in men and could be indicative of underlying hormonal comorbidities, based on data from 62 men and 62 women.
The cause of acne keloidalis nuchae may be associated with an acute pseudofolliculitis secondary to close-shaved curly hair reentering the skin; this leads to a foreign body reaction to hair protein and subsequent fibrosis.
212) In the most prominent such case, the Eighth Circuit upheld a finding that the no-beard policy at a Domino's Pizza had a disparate impact on blacks because many black men suffer from pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB); those with severe PFB cannot shave without causing serious infection.
This could lead to multiple red pimples with white yellow infected heads known as folliculitis or pseudofolliculitis.
In addition to reducing skin roughness and the appearance of fine lines, the peel is said to fade hyperpigmentation, treat pseudofolliculitis and help to clear acneic inflammation.
Keloids may also develop from Pseudofolliculitis barbae.