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Herpetic folliculitis.
J Cutan Med Surg. 2002 Jan-Feb; 6(1):19-22.JC

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Although herpetic skin infection is very common, herpetic folliculitis is infrequently reported in the literature. It has varied presentations, some of which are clinically atypical requiring histopathological confirmation of follicular involvement.

OBJECTIVE

We describe an otherwise healthy young adult male with extensive herpetic sycosis of the beard area, which is a variant of herpetic folliculitis. The diagnosis was confirmed by typical herpetic cytopathic changes in Tzanck smear and positive viral culture for HSV-1.

METHOD

This article includes a case report and a literature review of herpetic (simplex and varicella/zoster) folliculitis.

CONCLUSIONS

More cases of herpetic folliculitis should be reported to improve our understanding of this disease entity. Physicians should consider herpetic or other viral etiology in patients with folliculitis even if they were healthy, especially if they show resistance to antibacterial and antifungal therapy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Dermatology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal General Hospital, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. saldha@po-box.mcgill.caNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11896419

Citation

Al-Dhafiri, Shehab A M., and Raynald Molinari. "Herpetic Folliculitis." Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, vol. 6, no. 1, 2002, pp. 19-22.
Al-Dhafiri SA, Molinari R. Herpetic folliculitis. J Cutan Med Surg. 2002;6(1):19-22.
Al-Dhafiri, S. A., & Molinari, R. (2002). Herpetic folliculitis. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, 6(1), 19-22.
Al-Dhafiri SA, Molinari R. Herpetic Folliculitis. J Cutan Med Surg. 2002 Jan-Feb;6(1):19-22. PubMed PMID: 11896419.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Herpetic folliculitis. AU - Al-Dhafiri,Shehab A M, AU - Molinari,Raynald, Y1 - 2002/01/09/ PY - 2002/3/16/pubmed PY - 2002/10/22/medline PY - 2002/3/16/entrez SP - 19 EP - 22 JF - Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery JO - J Cutan Med Surg VL - 6 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Although herpetic skin infection is very common, herpetic folliculitis is infrequently reported in the literature. It has varied presentations, some of which are clinically atypical requiring histopathological confirmation of follicular involvement. OBJECTIVE: We describe an otherwise healthy young adult male with extensive herpetic sycosis of the beard area, which is a variant of herpetic folliculitis. The diagnosis was confirmed by typical herpetic cytopathic changes in Tzanck smear and positive viral culture for HSV-1. METHOD: This article includes a case report and a literature review of herpetic (simplex and varicella/zoster) folliculitis. CONCLUSIONS: More cases of herpetic folliculitis should be reported to improve our understanding of this disease entity. Physicians should consider herpetic or other viral etiology in patients with folliculitis even if they were healthy, especially if they show resistance to antibacterial and antifungal therapy. SN - 1203-4754 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11896419/Herpetic_folliculitis_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1007/s10227-001-0026-9?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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