Sycosis vulgaris

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Sycosis vulgaris
Other names: Barber's itch, Sycosis barbae
Sycosis vulgaris

Sycosis vulgaris 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 hair in the beard (sycosis barbae) or the back of the neck (sycosis nuchae).[citation needed]

See also


  1. James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set (see the picture). St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  3. Nenoff, P; Haustein, UF; Hittel, N (October 2004). "Activity of nadifloxacin (OPC-7251) and seven other antimicrobial agents against aerobic and anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria isolated from bacterial skin infections". Chemotherapy. 50 (4): 196–201. doi:10.1159/000081032. PMID 15452398.