What are the possible complications of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

Updated: Feb 07, 2019
  • Author: Thomas G Greidanus, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Although usually not regarded as a serious medical problem, pseudofolliculitis barbae may cause cosmetic disfigurement. The papules may lead to scarring, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, secondary infection, and keloid formation.


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