Majocchi Granuloma Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 19, 2023
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Also consider the following:

  • Tinea incognito
  • Tinea capitis [34]
  • Bacterial folliculitis (see the image below)
  • Herpetic folliculitis
  • Pseudofolliculitis barbae
  • Nodular scabies
  • Follicular mucinosis
  • Poikiloderma with atrophy
  • Telangiectasia without scaling
  • Papular rosacea
  • Indeterminate leprosy
  • Kerion

Tinea incognito may appear as eczemalike, seborrhoeic dermatitislike, pyodermalike, and folliculitis to alopecia on scalp, trunk, and limbs. [35] The latter form may be represent some patients with Majocchi granuloma.

Pseudomonas folliculitis. Courtesy of Hon Pak, MD. Pseudomonas folliculitis. Courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.

Differential Diagnoses