Folliclitis decalvans

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Description This chapter describes dermoscopy of folliculitis decalvans
Author(s) Anna Waskiel Burnat · Lidia Rudnicka · Adriana Rakowska
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Tufted hairs (multiple hairs emerging from a single dilated follicular opening) are the most common and characteristic trichoscopic finding of folliculitis decalvans (2) (6). Other trichoscopic features include perifollicular hyperplasia arranged in a starburst pattern, yellowish tubular scaling (with a collar-like widening at the distal end), crusting, and follicular pustules (7). In the late, inactive disease white and milky-red areas with lack of follicular openings are observed (4).

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Tufted hairs, scaling and crusting in patient with folliculitis decalvans.