The inflammatory affections of the hair follicles are still, it must be admitted, an unsatisfactory chapter in our dermatologic text-books. Some hardly mention them at all; and those who do practically admit, with James Nevins Hyde, that "there exists a whole series of interesting and important inflammatory affections of the hairy parts which have not as yet been distinctly differentiated from each other, or the whole series from all others."
Periodical literature, on the other hand, contains the records of many cases of follicular inflammation of the scalp; and the great variety in their terminology is a good index of the confusion that still prevails upon the subject. Quinquaud has described a "Folliculite Déstructive"; Brocq a "Folliculite et Perifolliculite Décalvant"; Besnier an "Alopécie Cicatrisante Innominée"; Lailler an "Acne Décalvante"; Leloir an "Conglomerate Pustular Perifolliculitis"; Unna an "Ulerytnema Sycosiforme"; Sack a "Dermatitis Perifollicularis Atrophicans"; Lukasiewicz a "Folliculitis Exulcerans"; and Tommasoli a
GOTTHEIL WS. ACUTE SUPPURATIVE FOLLICULITIS OF THE SCALP. JAMA. 1900;XXXVI(13):859–861. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.52470130007002a
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