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[Herpetic folliculitis barbae. A rare cause of folliculitis].
Hautarzt. 2003 Mar; 54(3):265-7.H

Abstract

Viral folliculitis is a rare disease usually caused by herpes simplex, herpes zoster and molluscum contagiosum in immune-compromised patients. An otherwise healthy 30 year old patient without history of herpes simplex contracted a folliculitis in the beard region after a flu-like illness. He had no oral or labial lesions but instead showed a crusty erythematous folliculitis confined to the beard region with small grouped vesicles on the neck and reactive cervical lymph nodes. Bacterial and mycological analysis from swabs were negative. The culture was positive for herpes simplex virus and the immune fluorescence showed HSV type 1. Systemic therapy with valaciclovir 2x 500 mg/d and lotio alba locally led to rapid improvement. When confronted with folliculitis, non-bacterial causes such as viral (herpes simplex, herpes zoster, molluscum contagiosum), mycological (pityrosporon, candida), demodex and eosinophilic follicultitis should be taken under consideration.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dermatologische Abteilung, Medizinische Klinik, Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland. markanliker@hotmail.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

ger

PubMed ID

12634996

Citation

Anliker, M D., and P Itin. "[Herpetic Folliculitis Barbae. a Rare Cause of Folliculitis]." Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, Und Verwandte Gebiete, vol. 54, no. 3, 2003, pp. 265-7.
Anliker MD, Itin P. [Herpetic folliculitis barbae. A rare cause of folliculitis]. Hautarzt. 2003;54(3):265-7.
Anliker, M. D., & Itin, P. (2003). [Herpetic folliculitis barbae. A rare cause of folliculitis]. Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, Und Verwandte Gebiete, 54(3), 265-7.
Anliker MD, Itin P. [Herpetic Folliculitis Barbae. a Rare Cause of Folliculitis]. Hautarzt. 2003;54(3):265-7. PubMed PMID: 12634996.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Herpetic folliculitis barbae. A rare cause of folliculitis]. AU - Anliker,M D, AU - Itin,P, Y1 - 2003/01/11/ PY - 2003/3/14/pubmed PY - 2003/8/29/medline PY - 2003/3/14/entrez SP - 265 EP - 7 JF - Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete JO - Hautarzt VL - 54 IS - 3 N2 - Viral folliculitis is a rare disease usually caused by herpes simplex, herpes zoster and molluscum contagiosum in immune-compromised patients. An otherwise healthy 30 year old patient without history of herpes simplex contracted a folliculitis in the beard region after a flu-like illness. He had no oral or labial lesions but instead showed a crusty erythematous folliculitis confined to the beard region with small grouped vesicles on the neck and reactive cervical lymph nodes. Bacterial and mycological analysis from swabs were negative. The culture was positive for herpes simplex virus and the immune fluorescence showed HSV type 1. Systemic therapy with valaciclovir 2x 500 mg/d and lotio alba locally led to rapid improvement. When confronted with folliculitis, non-bacterial causes such as viral (herpes simplex, herpes zoster, molluscum contagiosum), mycological (pityrosporon, candida), demodex and eosinophilic follicultitis should be taken under consideration. SN - 0017-8470 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12634996/[Herpetic_folliculitis_barbae__A_rare_cause_of_folliculitis]_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00105-002-0414-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -