Title: Pseudofolliculitis barbae.
Author: Dunn JF Jr
Journal: Am Fam Physician 1988 Sep;38(3):169-74
PMID: 3046269, UI: 88324033
Affiliated institution: U.S. Army Health Clinic, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a chronic, distressing and potentially disfiguring dermatologic disorder that occurs predominantly in black men. The condition is caused by hairs curling back into the skin and is characterized by papules, pustules and, occasionally, keloidal scars over the beard region. Management includes cessation of shaving, the use of depilatories or topical antibiotics and modification of shaving techniques.