This condition, which involves hyperkeratosis of individual hair follicles results, in development of abnormally thickened hairs.
The disease usually presents at 6 - 12 months of age, with abnormal thickening of the hair bulb, leading to formation of a keratin mass that growths out along the root sheath and forms into a thickened hair-like spicule.
These lesions may form over any part of the body covered with hair but frequently form on the lateral hocks. Although this condition is usually non-pruritic, acral lick dermatitis and acral lick granuloma have been reported.
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