Folliculitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 08, 2020
  • Author: Elizabeth K Satter, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is folliculitis?

How are superficial and deep folliculitis characterized?

How is perifolliculitis defined?

What is the role of acne in folliculitis?

What causes folliculitis?

What causes eosinophilic folliculitis?

What is the pathophysiology of papulopustular eruption in folliculitis?

What causes folliculitis?

What is the incidence of folliculitis?

What are the racial predilections of folliculitis?

How does the incidence of folliculitis vary by sex?

How does the incidence of folliculitis vary by age?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of superficial folliculitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of deep folliculitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of follicular papulopustular eruption caused by EGFR inhibitor therapy?

What are the physical findings characteristic of folliculitis?

What causes follicular-centered dermal abscess in folliculitis?

What is the role of tinea barbae in the etiology of folliculitis?

What are the physical findings characteristic more severe folliculitis?

What are the physical findings characteristic of gram-negative folliculitis?

What are the physical findings characteristic of pseudomonal folliculitis?

What are the physical findings characteristic of Pityrosporum folliculitis?

What are physical findings characteristic of folliculitis in immunosuppressed patients?

What are the characteristics of folliculitis due to an infection with herpes viruses?

What are the physical findings of folliculitis characteristic of varicella-zoster virus infection?

What are the physical findings characteristic of folliculitis with a noninfectious etiology?

How is acne keloidalis nuchae differentiated from folliculitis?

How are acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis and anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome differentiated?

What are the physical findings of papulopustular drug eruption due to EGF-R?

What is the manifestation of eosinophilic folliculitis?

What has been found to mimic the presentation of folliculitis?

What are complications from folliculitis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Folliculitis?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of folliculitis?

What is the role of incision and drainage in the diagnosis and management of folliculitis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of folliculitis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of herpes folliculitis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of pseudofolliculitis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of eosinophilic folliculitis?

Which histologic features are characteristic of follicular papulopustular eruption caused by EGFR inhibitor therapy?

Treatment

What should be considered in the treatment of folliculitis?

What is the role of systemic antibiotics in the treatment of folliculitis?

What are the treatment options for deep folliculitis?

What is the medical care for specific types of folliculitis?

Which specialists should be consulted in the treatment of folliculitis?

What dietary restrictions are recommended for folliculitis?

What activity restrictions are recommended for folliculitis?

How is folliculitis prevented?

What is included in long-term monitoring of folliculitis?

Medications

What can be used as first-line agents for the treatment of folliculitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antivirals, Other are used in the treatment of Folliculitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungals, Other are used in the treatment of Folliculitis?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Folliculitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, Other are used in the treatment of Folliculitis?