Folliculitis Keloidalis Nuchaein a Patient from Liberia

Authors: I. Kuklová;  B. Profeldová
Authors‘ workplace: Dermatovenerologická klinika 1. LF UK, přednosta prof. MUDr. František Vosmík, DrSc
Published in: Čes-slov Derm, , 2001, No. 2, p. 76-78


Folliculitis keloidalis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the hair follicles. It is localizedmost frequently in the hair and on the neck. It is found mostly in men of the black race at the age of14-25 years. The afflicted patients have frequently a so-called seborrhoic constitution with acnevulgaris or hidradenitis suppurative.A 34-year-old negro from Liberia developed this disease at the age of 26 years. It was localized inthe hair and manifested by the formation of pustules, abscesses, keloids and ciccatrical alopecia.Cultivation revealed Staphylococcus aureus. The keloid tumor was removed surgically.

Key words:
folliculitis keloidalis nuchae - seborrhoic constitution - Staphylococcus aureus - piliincarnati

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