Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Folliculitis Evaluation

The evaluation of folliculitis begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in those with folliculitis include:

  • Red skin pustules at the hair follicle that can closely resemble acne
  • Ingrown hairs

Tests are not required to make the diagnosis of folliculitis.

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Last Updated: May 12, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Folliculitis References
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