|Description||This chapter describes dermoscopy of folliculitis decalvans|
|Author(s)||Anna Waskiel Burnat · Lidia Rudnicka · Adriana Rakowska|
|Responsible author||Anna Waskiel Burnat → send e-mail|
|Status update||April 4, 2019|
|Status by||Ralph Braun|
Glossary:Dermoscopy, Glossary:Trichoscopy, Glossary:Folliculitits decalvans Cite:Folliclitis decalvans Message:Folliclitis decalvans Participate:Folliclitis decalvans
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).
Tufted hairs, scaling and crusting in patient with folliculitis decalvans.