Title: The causes and treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae.
Authors: Crutchfield CE 3rd
Journal: Cutis 1998 Jun;61(5):351-6
Affiliated institution: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.
PMID: 9640558, UI: 98304740
Pseudofolliculitis barbae, commonly referred to as "razor bumps" or "ingrown hairs," is a papular and pustular, foreign body inflammatory reaction that can affect any individual who has curly hair and who shaves. This condition is a particular nuisance to African-Americans. This report will discuss the causes of pseudofolliculitis barbae and present a systematic approach to treatment.