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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

Pseudofolliculitis corporis: A new entity diagnosed by dermoscopy


Department of Skin and VD, SCBMCH, Cuttack, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Manas Ranjan Puhan
Niki Skin Care, Anadi Bhaban, Ranihat, Cuttack - 753 001, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.153453

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Pseudofolliculitis mainly affects the beard area, but it can occur in any area of hair-bearing skin when traumatic methods like shaving or plucking are used to remove the hair. It can be a simple cosmetic problem or a disturbing medical condition for which the dermatologist must be prepared. It can develop in areas of shaving or depilation and has been seen in the pubic region or the axilla, where it is common to find curly hair that emerges at an acute angle. Here, we are reporting a case of pseudofolliculitis over back, termed as pseudofolliculitis corporis. He used to put a pillow behind the back while driving and the pressure caused the pseudofolliculitis. The diagnosis was confirmed by dermoscopy, which is a simple office procedure. Patient was advised to stop using the pillow and improved with topical adapalene and clindamycin gel for 15 days. This entity has not been described in the literature.


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