[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
September 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(3):429-431. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480150103016

Culver1 in 1928 reported 3 cases of perforating folliculitis of the naris in which there was extrusion of a vibrissa with its bulbous end pointing toward the cutaneous surface. All 3 patients were men who had consulted him because of the persistence of a pustule on one or the other side of the median line of the cutaneous surface of the tip of the nose. The lesions were of four, five and three weeks' duration, respectively, and had failed to heal despite repeated incision and drainage. In each instance, after removal of a small crust and expression of a droplet of pus, a hair was extracted from the center of the lesion. Following this procedure, healing was prompt. The hairs were typical of those occurring in the nostril, and their bulbous ends were pointing toward the cutaneous surface. They were not like hair from the cutaneous surface, and they