folliculitis keloidalis


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folliculitis keloidalis

[fa‚lik·yə′līd·əs ‚kē·lȯi′dal·əs]
(medicine)
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[1,2] Population data suggest that hair follicles with this texture are prone to specific forms of alopecia (hair loss) that predominantly affect women (traction alopecia[3] and central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia[4]) and men (folliculitis keloidalis nuchea[4]).
Folliculitis keloidalis nuchae and pseudofolliculitis barbae.
The clean-shave haircut known locally as the chiskop is rare among females but popular with black South African men, who are also predisposed to folliculitis keloidalis nuchae (FKN) (keloids on the back of the head).