perifolliculitis

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perifolliculitis

 [per″ĭ-fŏ-lik″u-li´tis]
inflammation around the hair follicles.

per·i·fol·lic·u·li·tis

(per'i-fŏ-lik'yū-lī'tis),
The presence of an inflammatory infiltrate surrounding hair follicles; frequently occurs in conjunction with folliculitis.

perifolliculitis

/peri·fol·lic·u·li·tis/ (-fah-lik″u-li´tis) inflammation around the hair follicles.

perifolliculitis

[-folik′yəlī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, peri + L, folliculus, small bag; Gk, itis
inflammation of the tissue surrounding a hair follicle. Compare folliculitis.

per·i·fol·lic·u·li·tis

(per'i-fŏ-lik'yū-lī'tis)
The presence of an inflammatory infiltrate surrounding hair follicles; frequently occurs in conjunction with folliculitis.

perifolliculitis

inflammation around the hair follicles.

nodular granular perifolliculitis
References in periodicals archive ?
Familial perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens in two brothers successfully treated with isotretinoin.
Successful treatment of perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens with combined isotretinoin and dapsone.
The histopathology of samples taken from the head and scalp reported occlusion folliculitis with mixed inflammatory infiltrate predominantly polymorphonuclear with destruction of the epidermal basal layer, stratum corneum spongiosis, exocytosis, and formation of intraepidermal abscesses; the inflammatory infiltrate compromised the follicular epithelium and the adjacent adnexal structures, findings compatible with acne conglobata and perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens (Figure 1).
Perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens is a rare, chronic, progressive, and inflammatory disease of the scalp, which almost exclusively affects Afro- descendant males (80%) between 18 and 40 years of age.