Folliculitis decalvans

    Clinical Features:

    • Pustulofollicular alopecia presenting as patches of alopecia with follicular pustules at the advancing edge

    Histologic Features:

    • Early lesions show intra- and perifollicular neutrophilic infiltrates.
    • Localized perfollicular dermal abscesses are often present.
    • As the disease progesses, there is rupture of hair follicles with destruction of the follicles and perifollicular fibrosis.
    • Late lesions show a mixed infiltrate comprised of lymphocytes, plasma cells and neutrophils.
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  • Folliculitis decalvans
    Author: Artur Zembowicz M.D. Ph.D.

    Conference: DermatopathologyConsultations.com Teaching Collection