Pseudofolliculitis barbae

Pseudofolliculitis barbae
Other namesBarber's itch, folliculitis barbae traumatica, razor bumps, scarring pseudofolliculitis of the beard, shave bumps
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Pseudofolliculitis barbae
Pronunciation
SpecialtyDermatology

Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) is a persistent irritation caused by shaving.[1][2] It was first described in 1956.[3]

  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  2. ^ "pseudofolliculitis barbae" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  3. ^ Alexander, A. M.; Delph, W. I. (1974). "Pseudofolliculitis barbae in the military. A medical, administrative and social problem". Journal of the National Medical Association. 66 (6): 459–464, 479. PMC 2609333. PMID 4436875.