Pseudofolliculitis of the Beard Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 07, 2019
  • Author: Thomas G Greidanus, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What is the pathophysiology of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What causes pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What is the prevalence of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What are the racial predilections of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What are the sexual predilections of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What is the prognosis of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What is included in patient education about pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What are the possible complications of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pseudofolliculitis of the Beard?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What is the role of dermoscopy in the workup of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

Which histologic findings are characteristics of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

Treatment

What is the role of chemical depilatories in the treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What is the role of topical medications in the treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What is the role of antibiotics in the treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What are the possible complications of shaving in patients with pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

How is pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Pseudofolliculitis of the Beard?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-like Agents are used in the treatment of Pseudofolliculitis of the Beard?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Pseudofolliculitis of the Beard?