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Folliculitis

Folliculitis is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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Etiology

  • Bacterial (usually staphylococcal)
  • Sycosis (chronic on head and neck)
  • Gram-negative (eg, if on antibiotics for acne)
  • Hot tub folliculitis (pseudomonal)
  • Herpes folliculitis
  • Due to oils, occlusion, perspiration, or rubbing
  • Malassezia furfur (on back)
  • "Steroid acne"
  • Eosinophilic folliculitis (in AIDS)

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Folliculitis." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114193/all/Folliculitis.
Zeiger RF. Folliculitis. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114193/all/Folliculitis. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Folliculitis. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114193/all/Folliculitis
Zeiger RF. Folliculitis [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114193/all/Folliculitis.
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