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Tufted hair folliculitis: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21879202     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tufted hair folliculitis is a rare folliculitis of the scalp that resolves with patches of scarring alopecia within multiple hair tufts emerging from dilated follicular orifices. Tufting of hair is caused by clustering of adjacent follicular units due to a fibrosing process and to retention of telogen hairs within a dilated follicular orifice. Various pathogenetic mechanisms have been proposed including nevoid abnormalities, recurrent infections of the follicles, and retention of telogen hair in the tufts. We present a patient with tufted hair folliculitis who was effectively treated with antibacterial medications, verifying the infectious nature of the disease.
V Broshtilova; E Bardarov; J Kazandjieva; S Marina
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta dermatovenerologica Alpina, Pannonica, et Adriatica     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1581-2979     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-31     Completed Date:  2012-01-19     Revised Date:  2014-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422563     Medline TA:  Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat     Country:  Slovenia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Folliculitis / complications,  diagnosis,  pathology*
Hair Follicle / pathology*
Scalp Dermatoses / diagnosis,  microbiology,  pathology*
Staphylococcal Skin Infections / complications*

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