What are physical findings characteristic of folliculitis in immunosuppressed patients?

Updated: Oct 08, 2020
  • Author: Elizabeth K Satter, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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An unusual cause of folliculitis occurs as a result of either overgrowth of Demodex mites or an acquired hypersensitivity to the mite. This form of folliculitis manifests with a more diffuse background erythema, in addition to the follicular-centered papules and pustules. [18, 30] This is most commonly seen in immunosuppressed patients.


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