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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-23

Effective treatment of folliculitis decalvans using selected antimicrobial agents


Department of Dermatology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Correspondence Address:
Zhang Xingqi
58, Zhong Shan, 2nd Road, Department of Dermatology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou - 510 080, Guangdong
China
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.66908

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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.


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