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Follicular Mucinosis

Folliculitis Decalvans (FD) is a form of inflammatory scarring alopecia; its causative mechanism is not well understood. It affects both sexes, may start in adolescence or adulthood and occurs more commonly in African Americans compared to Caucasians [1]. Staphylococcus aureus can be isolated from the pustules in most cases, but whether this is a primary or secondary process is unknown. It has been postulated that it is the interaction of Staphylococcus Aures with the immune system that is significant. FD is mainly a neutrophilic inflammatory infiltrate in early lesions, with lymphocytes and plasma cells additionally in advanced lesions.


Citation: Rolfe HM, Myint M, Kim Y, Weedon D (2013) Follicular Mucinosis developing in a patient with Folliculitis Decalvans. Hair Ther Transplant 3:112. doi: 10.4172/2167-0951.1000112

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