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February 2006

Tufted Folliculitis of the Scalp and Treatment With Cyclosporine

Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(2):251-252. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.2.251

About 80% of patients treated with cyclosporine develop cutaneous adverse effects.1 These include manifestations of excessive epithelial proliferation: hypertrichosis, gingival hypertrophy, hyperplastic pseudofolliculitis barbae, pilar keratosis, epidermal (follicular infundibular) cysts, sebaceous gland hyperplasia, and, as recently described,2 folliculodystrophy syndrome. We report a case of tufted folliculitis of the scalp in a patient who was treated with cyclosporine.

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