Eosinophilic Folliculitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 17, 2021
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

What is the pathophysiology of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

What is the prevalence of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

What is the mortality and morbidity of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

What is the racial predilection of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

What is the sexual predilection of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

What is the prognosis of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic in eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

What causes eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

What are the possible complications of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of the classic form of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of pediatric eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of neonatal eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of HIV-associated eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Eosinophilic Folliculitis?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

Treatment

How is eosinophilic folliculitis (EF) treated?

When is referral to a dermatologist indicated for the diagnosis or treatment of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressants are used in the treatment of Eosinophilic Folliculitis?

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

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Eosinophilic Folliculitis?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-like Agents are used in the treatment of Eosinophilic Folliculitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Eosinophilic Folliculitis?