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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae)

…nd pseudoinfundibulitis are referred to universally as “folliculitis” and “pseudofolliculitis,” but those latter designations are wrong, and, therefore, misleading; the process under consideration involve infundibular epidermi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae: Overview

…ring 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 o…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

…tinea capitis must differentiated from bacterial infections, folliculitis decalvans, perifolliculitis capitis abscedens Differential diagnosis of scarring alopecia also include: discoid lupus, lichen planopilaris, pseudopelade Initial therapy Gris…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Pityrosporum Folliculitis and Demodectic Folliculitis?

“We suggest that pityrosporum folliculitis may either be due to the predisposition of the host in the presence of the Pityrosporum organism, or the pathogenicity of certain strains of the Pityrosporum organism is capable of producing follicul…

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