Which histologic findings are characteristic of Pseudomonas folliculitis (hot tub folliculitis)?

Updated: Oct 02, 2020
  • Author: Charles B Toner, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Standard hematoxylin and eosin preparation displays a severe follicular epithelial inflammatory response, which may result in follicular distention and rupture. The pilar canal is filled with a dense polymorphonuclear leukocytic infiltrate, often accompanied by a brisk perifollicular lymphocytic infiltration. Both the epidermis and the infected apocrine glands remain intact.


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