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.
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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.
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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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