perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens
a rare chronic suppurative disease of the scalp, usually seen in young adults, especially men, marked by numerous follicular and perifollicular reactions with formation of nodules that become fluctuant and rupture to produce intercommunicating draining sinuses; upon healing they leave severe scarring and alopecia. Called also dissecting cellulitis of scalp and folliculitis abscedens et suffodiens.

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