Alibert's disease III
An inflammatory disease affecting only adult males, involving the hair follicles of the bearded region of the face.
An inflammatory disease affecting only adult males, involving the hair follicles of the bearded region of the face. Common symptoms include eczema and pruritus on the face and burning sensation, followed by the appearance of painful small pustules or papules, each pierced by a hair. When neglected, the condition may become chronic and the lesions may develop crust and undergo granulomatous changes.
Contaminated brushes, combs, and the like transmit the infection. Agents are i>Trichophyton mentagrophytes, T. verrucosum, T. violaceum, and T. schoenleini.
- J. L. Alibert:
Déscription des maladies de la peau.
2nd edition, Paris, Wahlen, 1825.
First description of sycosis barbae in volume 2, page 214.
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