Folliculitis kelloidales nuchae

    Also known as: acne keloidalis

    Clinical Features:

    • Mainly affects young black men
    • Most common on the occiput and neck
    • Follicular papules and pustules progressing to exophytic keloidal plaques (scarring alopecia)

    Histologic Features:

    • Early lesions show pustular folliculitis with comedal dilatation of the follicles and follicular rupture.
    • Later lesions show a dense dermal scar with or without a keloidal appearance and naked hair follicles surrounded by a mononuclear inflammatory infiltrate rich in plasma cells.
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  • Acne keloidalis
    Author: Artur Zembowicz M.D. Ph.D.

    Conference: Teaching Collection