Trichostasis spinulosa looks like keratosis pilaris

Carmelo Schepis, M. Siragusa, M. Lentini

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Trichostasis spinulosa is a benign condition. It can be differentiated from keratosis pilaris thanks to the different distribution of the lesions and mainly to the histological examination. The latter shows multiple vellus hairs inside a keratinic plug. Two brothers with trichostasis spinulosa are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-172
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Trichostasis spinulosa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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