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    Pseudofolliculitis Barbae

    Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a foreign body reaction caused by skin penetration of beard hairs before they leave the hair follicle or after they leave the follicle and curve back into the skin. It is most noticeable around the beard and neck and is primarily a condition of black men.

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