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Viral folliculitis. Atypical presentations of herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and molluscum contagiosum.
Arch Dermatol. 1997 Aug; 133(8):983-6.AD

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Viral folliculitis is an infrequently reported entity. The patients described herein were seen over a 12-year period of practice in a referral dermatologic setting. The cases involve a variety of viral infections limited to the hair follicle.

OBSERVATIONS

We describe 5 patients with a variety of viral folliculitides: 2 with herpetic sycosis caused by herpes simplex; 1 with herpex simplex folliculitis (this patient also had human immunodeficiency virus); 1 with herpes zoster without blisters; and 1 with molluscum contagiosum.

CONCLUSIONS

These 5 cases demonstrate that viral folliculitis has varied causes and presentations. Clinicians should consider viral agents in the differential diagnosis of superficial infectious folliculitis, especially in cases that are refractory to antibacterial or antifungal therapy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9267244

Citation

Weinberg, J M., et al. "Viral Folliculitis. Atypical Presentations of Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster, and Molluscum Contagiosum." Archives of Dermatology, vol. 133, no. 8, 1997, pp. 983-6.
Weinberg JM, Mysliwiec A, Turiansky GW, et al. Viral folliculitis. Atypical presentations of herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and molluscum contagiosum. Arch Dermatol. 1997;133(8):983-6.
Weinberg, J. M., Mysliwiec, A., Turiansky, G. W., Redfield, R., & James, W. D. (1997). Viral folliculitis. Atypical presentations of herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and molluscum contagiosum. Archives of Dermatology, 133(8), 983-6.
Weinberg JM, et al. Viral Folliculitis. Atypical Presentations of Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster, and Molluscum Contagiosum. Arch Dermatol. 1997;133(8):983-6. PubMed PMID: 9267244.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Viral folliculitis. Atypical presentations of herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and molluscum contagiosum. AU - Weinberg,J M, AU - Mysliwiec,A, AU - Turiansky,G W, AU - Redfield,R, AU - James,W D, PY - 1997/8/1/pubmed PY - 1997/8/1/medline PY - 1997/8/1/entrez SP - 983 EP - 6 JF - Archives of dermatology JO - Arch Dermatol VL - 133 IS - 8 N2 - BACKGROUND: Viral folliculitis is an infrequently reported entity. The patients described herein were seen over a 12-year period of practice in a referral dermatologic setting. The cases involve a variety of viral infections limited to the hair follicle. OBSERVATIONS: We describe 5 patients with a variety of viral folliculitides: 2 with herpetic sycosis caused by herpes simplex; 1 with herpex simplex folliculitis (this patient also had human immunodeficiency virus); 1 with herpes zoster without blisters; and 1 with molluscum contagiosum. CONCLUSIONS: These 5 cases demonstrate that viral folliculitis has varied causes and presentations. Clinicians should consider viral agents in the differential diagnosis of superficial infectious folliculitis, especially in cases that are refractory to antibacterial or antifungal therapy. SN - 0003-987X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9267244/Viral_folliculitis__Atypical_presentations_of_herpes_simplex_herpes_zoster_and_molluscum_contagiosum_ L2 - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/fullarticle/vol/133/pg/983 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -