Introduction: Superficial folliculitis of the scalp (SFS) is a common complaint in clinical practice, and initial presentation may be difficult to differentiate as they may appear very similar to each other. Objectives: The aim of this thesis is to describe the pathologies that occur clinically as folliculitis of the scalp, identify their causes and characteristics and create a standardized classification. Methods: This is a retrospective clinical, dermoscopic and histopathological study over 10 years of dermatologic consultations. Only individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of SFS (updated diagnostic criteria or biopsy) were included. Results: In this review, we describe the various clinical features of different causes of SFS in ninety-nine cases and divided into infectious due to fungus, bacteria, or virus and inflammatory conditions such as rosacea, acneiform eruption and Ofuji syndrome. Conclusions: The clinician must differentiate SFS from other underlying scarring disorders to prevent poorer outcomes. We created an algorithm to help the clinician reach a proper diagnosis.

A Practical Algorithm for the Management of Superficial Folliculitis of the Scalp: 10 Years of Clinical and Dermoscopy Experience / Starace M, Yamagata JP, Cortez de Almeida RF, Frattini S, Bruni F, Alessandrini A, Iorizzo M, Melo DF, Neri I, Piraccini BM. - In: DERMATOLOGY PRACTICAL & CONCEPTUAL. - ISSN 2160-9381. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:3(2023), pp. e2023131.1-e2023131.6. [10.5826/dpc.1303a131]

A Practical Algorithm for the Management of Superficial Folliculitis of the Scalp: 10 Years of Clinical and Dermoscopy Experience

Starace M;Bruni F;Alessandrini A;Iorizzo M;Neri I;Piraccini BM
2023

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Introduction: Superficial folliculitis of the scalp (SFS) is a common complaint in clinical practice, and initial presentation may be difficult to differentiate as they may appear very similar to each other. Objectives: The aim of this thesis is to describe the pathologies that occur clinically as folliculitis of the scalp, identify their causes and characteristics and create a standardized classification. Methods: This is a retrospective clinical, dermoscopic and histopathological study over 10 years of dermatologic consultations. Only individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of SFS (updated diagnostic criteria or biopsy) were included. Results: In this review, we describe the various clinical features of different causes of SFS in ninety-nine cases and divided into infectious due to fungus, bacteria, or virus and inflammatory conditions such as rosacea, acneiform eruption and Ofuji syndrome. Conclusions: The clinician must differentiate SFS from other underlying scarring disorders to prevent poorer outcomes. We created an algorithm to help the clinician reach a proper diagnosis.
2023
A Practical Algorithm for the Management of Superficial Folliculitis of the Scalp: 10 Years of Clinical and Dermoscopy Experience / Starace M, Yamagata JP, Cortez de Almeida RF, Frattini S, Bruni F, Alessandrini A, Iorizzo M, Melo DF, Neri I, Piraccini BM. - In: DERMATOLOGY PRACTICAL & CONCEPTUAL. - ISSN 2160-9381. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:3(2023), pp. e2023131.1-e2023131.6. [10.5826/dpc.1303a131]
Starace M, Yamagata JP, Cortez de Almeida RF, Frattini S, Bruni F, Alessandrini A, Iorizzo M, Melo DF, Neri I, Piraccini BM
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