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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Folliculitis (Infundibulitis) and Pseudofolliculitis (Pseudoinfundibulitis)

Infundibulitis, usually a suppurative 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, pseud…

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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)

Infundibulitis, usually a suppurative 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, pseud…

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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

Key Points Folliculitis is a term that encompasses follicular-based inflamed papules or pustules that may stem from a wide variety of causes. Important causes of folliculitis include infection (bacterial, yeast, and viral), friction, medication-in…

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Acne Keloidalis Nuchae: Overview

…rring which represents a keloidal reaction to prior or ongoing folliculitis. The strategy of therapy is to treat active folliculitis, if present, and to reduce hypertrophic hair fragment induced scars. Patients may or may not form hypertrophic scars…

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Keratosis Pilaris: Key Points

…be a significant cosmetic problem for patients, and frictional folliculitis can complicate KP on the buttocks and thighs. Folliculitis may present as development of increased erythema or pustules in the affected area. Since KP is a benign and non-cur…

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Alopecia: Key Points

…ilic 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 elimin…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

Therapy: Tinea capitis Tinea capitis is superficial fungal infection of the scalp and hair It is mainly caused by any pathogenic dermatophyte except E. floccosum and T. concentricum The most common cause worldwide is M. canis, whereas in the USA i…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Pityrosporum Folliculitis and Demodectic Folliculitis?

…e of producing follicular lesions, or both. . . . Pityrosporum folliculitis is probably quite common.” Potter BS, Burgoon CF, Johnson WC. Pityrosporum folliculitis. Arch Dermatol 1973;107:388–391. “Demodex folliculitis: erythemato…

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