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  • Hoffman’s Folliculitis

    Folliculitis et perifolliculitis abscedens et suffoidens or Hoffman’s folliculitis is a rare disease affecting the scalp and eventually resulting in alopecia. The ethiology is unknown. Mostly occurs in Afroamerican people of middle ages. There arent enough researches about this disease, however its believed, that the main reason is disordered keratinization with further occlusion in the hair follicles and accompanied bacterial infection, caused mainly by Staphylococcus aureus and epidermidis. The folliculitis et perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffoidens is very hard to treat and can often leave after it keloid scars and bald patches. Treatment usually includes antiobiotics and drugs, that reduce the function of sebaceous glands. Sometimes surgical insicion is performed. A proper treatment may help to get a long remission of the disease.