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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 173-175

Perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens in a 7 years male: A case report with review of literature


Department of Pathology, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College, Narhe, Ambegaon, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Vandana L Gaopande
Department of Pathology, Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College, Off Katraj Bypass Highway Flyover, Narhe, Ambegaon, Pune - 411 042, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.171584

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Perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens is the least common of the three conditions included in the follicular occlusion triad. It is one of the causes of scarring alopecia in adult males. Clinically it has to be differentiated from other causes of folliculitis affecting the scalp. The histopathology is diagnostic. The treatment is prolonged and the clinical course is characterized by remissions and relapses.


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