jeep disease

jeep disease

Cyst-like cavities, containing a quantity of hair, occurring in the skin of the cleft between the buttocks. These cysts have narrow openings to the exterior. Abscess formation is common. The condition is believed to be either a form of PILONIDAL SINUS or a form of DERMOID CYST.
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Pilonidal sinus disease was commonly seen in Jeep drivers of the army in Second World War, probably due to long hours of sitting, sweating and driving on bumpy roads and thus also called as the "Jeep Disease." A similar condition is seen in the interdigital clefts of barbers in which the customer's hair are the culprits of a chronic sinus.