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Image Number 466 (Sycosis barbae)

 
Morphology:
Pustules

Diagnosis: Sycosis barbae

Site: Beard

Sex: M

Age: 30

Type: Clinical

Description: Folliculitis with impetiginization and crusts

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Sycosis barbae or barber's itch is staphylococcal infection of the hair follicles in the beard and moustache areas.  The primary lesion is a pinhead-sized pustule, pierced by a hair, which may, if neglected, lead to impetiginization and crust formation.

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