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an inflammation of the hair follicles, which are the small pouches in the skin
from which hairs grow. When hair follicles are irritated, they can become inflamed or infected.
Folliculitis can develop on any part of the body that
has hair. But it is most common on the beard area, arms, back, buttocks, and legs.
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
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