Tufted hair folliculitis

S. Veraldi, R. Grimalt, F. Cappio, G. Bassi, R. Caputo

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We report on 2 male patients, aged 29 and 24 years respectively, with tufted hair folliculitis. In both patients the dermatitis was characterized by erythematous, pustular, crusted and scaling lesions, as well as scarring alopecia. In addition, tufts, each made up of 4-12-normal appearing hairs, were present and were seen emerging from a single follicular opening. Histopathological examination showed a typical picture of tufted hair folliculitis. One patient was successfully treated by surgical excision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Scarring alopecia
  • Surgical excision
  • Tufted hair folliculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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