Eosinophilic Folliculitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 08, 2022
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Clinical differential diagnoses include tinea, acne, rosacea, eczematous dermatitis, granuloma faciale, autoimmune annular erythema, infestations, and pustular dermatosis. [33] The hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome may be first evident as eosinophilic pustular folliculitis. [5]

Histologically, follicular mucinosis, mycosis fungoides, and other cutaneous T-cell lymphomas should be considered. [33, 34]

Differential Diagnoses

  • Acute Urticaria

  • Candidiasis

  • Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome

  • Follicular lymphomatoid papulosis