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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Folliculitis (Infundibulitis) and Pseudofolliculitis (Pseudoinfundibulitis)

…inflammatory process that involves infundibula, is either noninfectious, as in the case of pustules of acne vulgaris, or infectious, as in the case of pustules caused by Staphylococcus aureus. In contrast, pseudoinfundibulitis is a foreign-body type…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Pityrosporum folliculitis

Therapy: Pityrosporum folliculitis Occasionally the organism causing TV, or its relative pityrosporum orbiculare, will cause a folliculitis without the typical dermatitis of TV. In most individuals, who are typically young adults, this infection is…

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Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae)

…inflammatory process that involves infundibula, is either noninfectious, as in the case of pustules of acne vulgaris, or infectious, as in the case of pustules caused by Staphylococcus aureus. In contrast, pseudoinfundibulitis is a foreign-body type…

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Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

Treatment Folliculitis First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for folliculitis includes the treatment of the appropriate cause, typically infection. A diagnostic biopsy or culture may be necessary to identify the inciting infectious cause. For…

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Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

…or inhibitors), pregnancy-associated, and a broad spectrum of infectious causes. Infections causing folliculitis in addition to Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria include those caused by the Demodex mite, yeast (such as Pityrosporum), and virus…

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Acne Keloidalis Nuchae: Treatment

…infection and to reduce inflammation. First steps If active folliculitis is present, culture the lesions for bacteria and prescribe an oral antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 mg twice daily, doxycycline or minocycline 50-100 mg twice daily. This m…

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Keratosis Pilaris: Key Points

…ement may present a cosmetic problem for patients. Frictional folliculitis arising from areas of KP may result in increased erythema or pustules in the affected area. Long-term management to reduce hyperkeratosis is the mainstay of the therapeutic st…

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Alopecia: Key Points

…lic scarring alopecia Due to scalp inflammation Types: tufted folliculitis, folliculitis decalvans, dissecting cellulitis of the scalp, dermatophytic folliculitis Scalp inflammation by either neutrophils results in scarring and fibrosis, with elimina…

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Acne Keloidalis Nuchae: Key Points

…ing, which represents a keloidal reaction to prior or ongoing folliculitis. Irreversible alopecia will result in the setting of chronic disease. The role of local trauma, particularly bleeding, within areas of folliculitis has been suggested by patie…

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