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Folliculitis decalvans
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Folliculitis decalvans

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Contributors: Vivian Wong MD, PhD, Mary Gail Mercurio MD, Susan Burgin MD
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Synopsis

Folliculitis decalvans is a common form of scarring alopecia characterized by suppurative folliculitis with destruction of the hair follicle. It most commonly occurs in middle-aged adults of both sexes but can arise any time after the onset of puberty. The crown is the most frequently affected area. Staphylococcus aureus is often isolated from the follicular pustules, and it is thought that an abnormal host response occurs to this organism.

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ICD10CM:
L66.2 – Folliculitis decalvans

SNOMEDCT:
53593008 – Folliculitis decalvans

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Last Reviewed: 11/01/2018
Last Updated: 11/01/2018
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Folliculitis decalvans : Occipital scalp, Vertex scalp, Focal scarring alopecia
Clinical image of Folliculitis decalvans
Perifollicular papules and crusting with associated surrounding scarring alopecia on the scalp.
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