FOLLICULAR KERATOSIS OF THE CHIN

By Gary M. White, MD

Follicular Keratosis Of The Chin


Follicular keratosis of the chin is a variant of follicular eczema, common on the chin, that results from chronic rubbing.

Clinical

These grouped, follicular 1-2 mm. keratotic papules occur characteristically on the chin in response to repeated rubbing. This entity is also known as traumatic anserine folliculosis [JAAD 1992;26;134]. Atopy is frequently associated.

Treatment

The cause is constant rubbing which if stopped will result in resolution within 1-3 months. A low potency topical steroid cream BID may be given.

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