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Article
September 1938

FOLLICULITIS NARIS PERFORANSREPORT OF A CASE

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

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

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