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January 1927


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;15(1):16-18. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02370250029002

Perforating folliculitis of the naris and extrusion of a vibrissa with the bulbous end of the hair pointing toward the cutaneous surface was first brought to my attention by finding a large coarse hair buried in a pustule that had persisted on the tip of the nose near the median line for a number of weeks in spite of treatment. This first experience was followed shortly by two others in which it was possible to conjecture before active demonstration what the condition would probably be. These three patients with perforating folliculitis naris were men who consulted me because of the persistence, in each instance, of a pustule on one or the other side of the median line of the cutaneous surface of the tip of the nose.

I saw the first patient in February, 1925, with a pustule on the right side of the tip of the nose which had

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