How does the incidence of folliculitis vary by age?

Updated: Oct 08, 2020
  • Author: Elizabeth K Satter, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Folliculitis can be seen in persons of all ages; however, Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis tends to occur more often in adolescents, presumably because of the increased activity of their sebaceous glands. [26, 32]


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