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Image Number 1640 (Tufted hair folliculitis)

Hair loss localised

Diagnosis: Tufted hair folliculitis

Site: Scalp

Sex: M

Age: 27


Description: Cicatricial alopecia.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Tufted folliculitis presents with doll's hair-like bundling of follicular units. It is seen in a wide range of scarring conditions, including chronic staphylacoccal infection, chronic lupus erythematosus, lichen planopilaris, Graham-Little syndrome, folIiculitis decalvans, acne keloidalis nuchae, immunobullous disorders, and dissecting cellulites. The presented patient is a classical case of tufted folliculitis due to acne keloidalis nuchae.

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