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Int J Trichology. 2010 Jan;2(1):20-3. doi: 10.4103/0974-7753.66908.

Effective treatment of folliculitis decalvans using selected antimicrobial agents.

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Department of Dermatology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.


Folliculitis Decalvans (FD) is a rare neutrophilic infammation of the scalp characterized by painful, recurrent purulent follicular exudation resulting in primary cicatricial alopecia. However, unclear etiology makes FD treatment a difficult task. A wide variety of topical and systemic agents have been tried previously, with varied results. We present here a case series report of a set of 13 patients with FD on antimicrobial therapy.


Folliculitis decalvans; antimicrobial; primary cicatricial alopecia

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