International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21--23

Trichostasis spinulosa: An unusual diagnosis presenting as a double lower eyelid


Arunava Kundu1, Tamalika Kundu2, Sonia Gon2 
1 Department of Ophthalmology, ESI-PGIMSR and ESIC Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pathology, ESI-PGIMSR and ESIC Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Tamalika Kundu
Flat B2, Niva Park Phase 5, Sekhpara, Bansdroni, Kolkata - 700 096, West Bengal
India

Trichostasis spinulosa (TS) is a relatively common but underdiagnosed disorder of the pilosebaceous follicles in which there is follicular hyperkeratosis of a dilated hair follicle with retention of telogen hairs. Clinical presentation of this disorder can be confused with comedogenic acne, keratosis pilaris, eruptive vellus hair cysts, and Favre–Racouchot syndrome. A case of a nonpruritic variant of TS in a 16-year-old boy is reported because of its unusual location as well as presentation in the lower eyelid, giving an appearance of a double eyelid. Although TS is common, it is mostly under diagnosed and henceforth underreported hair follicular disorder. The differential diagnosis of this disorder should be always kept in mind even if it presents in unusual location to avoid unnecessary application of various therapeutic modalities.


How to cite this article:
Kundu A, Kundu T, Gon S. Trichostasis spinulosa: An unusual diagnosis presenting as a double lower eyelid.Int J Trichol 2016;8:21-23


How to cite this URL:
Kundu A, Kundu T, Gon S. Trichostasis spinulosa: An unusual diagnosis presenting as a double lower eyelid. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Aug 4 ];8:21-23
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