folliculitis keloidalis


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ac·ne ke·loid

a chronic eruption of fibrous papules that develop at the site of deep folliculitis, usually on the back of the neck at the hairline.

ac·ne ke·loid

(ak'nē kē'loyd)
A chronic eruption of fibrous papules that develop at the site of follicular lesions, usually on the back of the neck at the hairline.
Synonym(s): dermatitis papillaris capillitii, folliculitis keloidalis.
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However, when these pimples evolve into permanent keloids on the back (nucheal) scalp they are characteristic of folliculitis keloidalis nuchea (FKN), also commonly and incorrectly called acne keloidalis nuchea, which has a prevalence of 10.5% in males and 0.1% females aged >18 years.
Folliculitis keloidalis nuchae (FKN), also incorrectly called acne keloidalis, is shaving-bump-like keloids on the back of the head (Fig.
Acne keloidalis, also known as folliculitis keloidalis is a chronic inflammatory process of the hair follicles of the nape and leading to hypertrophic scarring as papules and plaques.