What are the characteristics of folliculitis due to an infection with herpes viruses?

Updated: Oct 08, 2020
  • Author: Elizabeth K Satter, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

An uncommon form of folliculitis is due to an infection with herpes viruses. This form of folliculitis can be caused by an infection by herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 and is found in areas adjacent to a primary cold sore. It is spread by shaving. These lesions appear as grouped or scattered vesicles. [19, 20]


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!