Inflammation of a hair follicle (1). Subtypes include perifolliculitis and pseudofolliculitis, which occur around the follicle.
Can occur anywhere on the body where hair is found
Recent use of hot tubs, swimming pools, topical corticosteroids, certain hair styling and shaving practices, antibiotics or systemic steroids
History of STDs (specifically sy...
Lesions usually resolve spontaneously.
Avoid shaving and waxing affected areas (3)[C].
Warm compresses may be applied TID.
Systemic antibiotics are typically unnecessary.
Resistant cases should be followed every 2 weeks until cleared.
Consider prompt system therapy for worsening cases.
Böer A, Herder N, Winter K, et al. Herpes folliculitis: clinical, histopathological, and molecular pathologic observations. Br J Dermatol. 2006;154(4):743–746. [View Abstract ...
L73.9 Follicular disorder, unspecified
L66.2 Folliculitis decalvans
L73.8 Other specified follicular disorders
L01.02 Bockhart’s impetigo
704.8 Other specified diseases of hair and hair fol...
Folliculitis lesions are typically 1- to 5-mm clusters of pruritic erythematous papules and pustule surrounding hair follicles.
Most commonly due to S. aureus. If community has increase...
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