Superficial infection of hair follicles
Usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus
May also be caused by gram-negative organisms (Pseudomonas), as in the case of “hot tub” folliculitis
Inflammation of the superficial portion of hai...
Localized folliculitis: daily washes with antibacterial soap and topical antibiotics (mupirocin) 1,3[C]
Resistant or diffuse cases: Treat with oral antibiotics, directed by culture and sensit...
Personal hygiene and cleaning equipment is important to prevent transmission.
Consider S. aureus carriage in recurrent or recalcitrant infections.
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