What is the prevalence of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

Updated: Feb 07, 2019
  • Author: Thomas G Greidanus, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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About 10-80% of adult black men have pseudofolliculitis barbae, particularly those who shave closely on a regular basis. [4] It is a significant problem in black men in the military where regulations require a clean-shaven face. [5]


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