an infection of the hair follicles, which are the small pouches in the skin
from which hairs grow. Folliculitis can develop on any part of the body that
has hair. But it is most common on the face, scalp, and areas rubbed by
clothing, such as the thighs and groin.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology
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