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Image Number 4916 (Folliculitis decalvans)

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Diagnosis: Folliculitis decalvans

Site: Beard

Sex: M

Age: 35


Description: Erythematous plaque with folliculitis and scarrig alopecia

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis


 Folliculitis decalvans is a rare and chronic progressive hair disorder leading to scarring alopecia and atrophy. Its etiology is still unclear. It starts with areas of perifollicular erythema, and follicular papules and pustules spread peripherally, leaving central scarred patches of alopecia. It mostly affects scalp but cases affectig beard have also ee reported like this case. 

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