Folliculitis simplex barbae

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.


Alibert, 1825

Chronic folliculitis of the beard, folliculitis barbae, sycosis simplex, sycosis non parasitaria, Alibert-Mentagra disease.

Chronic folliculitis of the beard.

Mostly inflammation caused by Staphylococcus aureus, sometimes by Gram-negative bacteria.

  • Red, succulent, follicularly bound, papules, plaques and pustules, which may also confluence over a large area

  • Clinic
  • Bact. smear

  • Mostly upper lip and cheeks

Sometimes scarring with hair loss.

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