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Image Number 2150 (Tufted hair folliculitis)

Hair loss localised

Diagnosis: Tufted hair folliculitis

Site: Scalp

Sex: M

Age: 32


Description: Scarring alopecia with doll's-like tufting of the hair.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Tufted folliculitis 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. This patient presented with tufted folliculitis associated with many active pustular lesions at one side of the alopecic patch. Tufted folliculitis in this case was due to folliculitis decalvans.

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