Folliculitis

Background

  • Inflammation of the hair follicle
  • Secondary to infection, trauma, or occlusion [1]

Clinical Features

Folliculitis
  • Papules and pustules on an erythematous base
  • Located around a hair follicle
  • Pruritus or mild discomfort

Differential Diagnosis

Skin and Soft Tissue Infection

Look-A-Likes

Vesiculobullous rashes

Febrile

Afebrile

Evaluation

  • Clinical diagnosis

Management

Disposition

  • Discharge
  • Outpatient management

References