Sycosis barbae

Sycosis barbae

Sycosis vulgaris (also known as "Barber's itch," and "Sycosis barbae") is a cutaneous condition characterized by a chronic infection of the chin or bearded region.[1]:252[2] The irritation is caused by a deep infection of hair follicles, often by species of Staphylococcus or Propionibacterium bacteria. [3] Asymptomatic or painful and tender erythematous papules and pustules may form around coarse hairs in the beard (sycosis barbae) or the back of the neck (sycosis nuchae).

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