Pedi-Gyn Derm| Volume 19, ISSUE 2, P117-123, April 2006

Pubic Hair Removal—Pearls and Pitfalls

      A 17-year-old girl presents with a pubic rash which occurred following shaving (Fig. 1). The rash consists of follicular papules and crusts and is mildly pruritic.
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      Fig. 117-year-old girl with pubic rash consisting of follicular papules and crusts.
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