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.

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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His troubles began two years later when his doctor diagnosed him with pseudofolliculitis barbae, a skin condition that makes shaving his face painful.
Patient characteristic n % Age at onset (years), 27.2 [+ or -] 7 mean [+ or -] standard deviation Age at diagnosis (years), 31.5 [+ or -] 8.4 mean [+ or -] standard deviation Sex Male 62 80.5 Female 15 19.5 Dermatological features Oral ulcers 77 100.0 Genital ulcers 49 72.1 Pseudofolliculitis 40 61.5 Erythema nodosum 9 14.3 Cutaneous ulcerations 3 3.9 Pathergy test positivity 11 18.3 Ocular features 51 66.2 Joint features 40 54.8 Vascular features 20 26.0 Neurological features 17 22.4 Gastrointestinal features 2 2.7 HLA-B51+ 3 4.1 Treatment protocol Colchicine 77 100.0 Corticosteroids 58 76.3 Azathioprine 33 43.4 Cyclophosphamide 10 13.2 Biological therapy 7 9.0 Anticoagulants 17 22.1 Table 2 | Comparison between patients with early- versus late-onset Behcet's disease.
Chemical peels can be used successfully to treat a range of conditions in skin of color patients, including postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, acne, melasma, textural irregularities, and pseudofolliculitis barbae.
* Skin lesions (erythema nodosum, pseudofolliculitis,
1991) (holding that a policy prohibiting beards was discriminatory because African American males suffer from a condition known as pseudofolliculitis barbae more frequently than white males and could not shave every day without irritation).
Pseudofolliculitis barbae and acne keloidalis nuchae.
Skin manifestations are also one of the most common features of BD and these include but are not limited to erythema nodosum like eruptions, pseudofolliculitis, and papulopustular lesions.
Erythema nodosum was detected in 10 and pseudofolliculitis in seven patients.
(265) A skin condition known as Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, which is
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.