Tufted Folliculitis


A rare form of scalp folliculitis presenting as uncomfortable erythematous skin with adherent crust and follicular hyperkeratosis.

Locally, multiple hairshafts (5-12) may seem to emerge from single dilated ‘follicles’, these hairshafts may depigment.

Lesions may follow a symmetrical pattern of distribution.

Link to Pemphigus is suspected.

Response to topical (intralesional) or systemic treatments is uncertain.


© 2004 – B.Stevens FTTS

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