Definition of Folliculitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of a hair follicle.

Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor

Definition of Folliculitis

1. Noun. (medicine) Inflammation of one or more hair follicles. ¹

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Definition of Folliculitis

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Medical Definition of Folliculitis

1. Inflammation of a follicle or follicles, used ordinarily in reference to hair follicles, but sometimes in relation to follicles of other kinds. (12 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Folliculitis

folliculi glandulae thyroideae
folliculi linguales
folliculi lymphatici aggregati
folliculi lymphatici aggregati appendicis vermiformis
folliculi lymphatici gastrici
folliculi lymphatici laryngei
folliculi lymphatici lienales
folliculi lymphatici recti
folliculi lymphatici solitarii
folliculin hydrate
folliculitis (current term)
folliculitis abscedens et suffodiens
folliculitis barbae
folliculitis decalvans
folliculitis keloidalis
folliculitis nares perforans
folliculitis ulerythematosa reticulata
folliculus lymphaticus
folliculus ovaricus primarius

Literary usage of Folliculitis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"A Case of folliculitis Cutis ... Microscopic examination of the lesion showed that the process was a folliculitis and ..."

2. Diseases of the skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"folliculitis DECALVANS. Synonyms. ... Neumann, and others have described instances of circumscribed alopecia due to folliculitis with subsequent scarring. ..."

3. Diseases of the skin: Inluding the Acute Eruptive Fevers by Frank Crozer Knowles (1914)
"Tufts of normal hair may remain in the natch. The disease is slowly progressive, and pruritus may be marked. The folliculitis is much more marked than in ..."

4. Diseases of the Skin: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners by J. M. H. MacLeod (1921)
"folliculitis By folliculitis is meant inflammation in or about the hair-follicle, and this may vary in degree from slight hyperaemia to an acute suppurative ..."

5. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1908)
"After lasting for months the process slowly healed; the folliculitis leaving shallow scars. The tuberculin injection (0.0001 old tuberculin) which was given ..."

6. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"Fig. 427 Severe folliculitis of the scalp producing alopecia and folds which somewhat resemble cutis verticis gyrata. folliculitis Decalvans' ..."

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