What is the prevalence of gram-negative folliculitis?

Updated: Aug 07, 2019
  • Author: Mordechai M Tarlow, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Gram-negative folliculitis is a relatively uncommon complication of prolonged antibiotic therapy. In two studies, approximately 4% of patients with acne vulgaris who were under treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics reported this infection. However, the frequency of this infection is probably generally underestimated because clinicians rarely perform correct sampling and bacteriology.


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