How does the incidence of folliculitis vary by sex?

Updated: Oct 08, 2020
  • Author: Elizabeth K Satter, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Although most cases of folliculitis show no sex predilection, folliculitis barbae, folliculitis keloidalis nuchae, perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens, and eosinophilic folliculitis occur more frequently in males, whereas traction folliculitis occurs more frequently in females. [6, 12, 13, 27, 29, 31]


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