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Pseudofolliculitis Barbae
Pseudofolliculitis Barbae
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Pseudofolliculitis Barbae

Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a foreign body reaction caused by skin penetration of 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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