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To the Editor.—
In his recent article in the Archives (109:729, 1974) titled "Pseudofolliculitis Diathesis," Alexander states that he was "taken aback when consulted by a black woman for treatment of . . . pseudofolliculitis pubis" secondary to shaving the pubic area. We were likewise somewhat jarred by a recent case of pseudofolliculitis pubis in a black man who was shaved by his girl friend during a sexual encounter. In addition, we have also seen a case of pseudofolliculitis of the scalp in a black man who shaved his scalp. Both of these patients responded well to watchful neglect, allowing the involved areas to regrow their normal hair. We hope these cases support the conclusion of Alexander that "pseudofolliculitis knows no sexual or anatomical bounds."
Garcia RL. Pseudofolliculitis Pubis. Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(1):130. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630130132022