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pseudofolliculitis

Pronunciation: su'do-fo-lik'yu-li'tis

Definition: Erythematous follicular papules or, less commonly, pustules resulting from close shaving of very curly hair; growing tips of hairs consequently reenter the skin adjacent to the follicle, thus producing ingrown hairs; pseudofolliculitis of the beard area is very common in blacks.

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