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Quinquaud's disease

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Pustular eruptions or miliary abscesses involving the hair follicles of the scalp, resulting in bald patches and scarring.


P. A. Robert (no data available) described it independently in his thesis, Paris, 1889.
  • C. E. Quinquaud:
    Folliculite épilate décalvante.
    Réunions clin. Hôpital St. Louis, Comptes rendus. Paris, 1888-1889, 9: 17. Folliculite destructive des régions velues.
    Bulletins et memoires de la Société medicale des hôpitaux de Paris, 1888, 5: 95-98.

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