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perforating folliculitis

 

Definition: erythematous papules with a central keratin plug that are scattered on the arms, thighs, and buttocks; dermal fibers are seen in biopsies extending into the follicle; similar changes are seen especially in diabetic patients on hemodialysis.

See Also: hyperkeratosis follicularis et parafollicularis

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