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PATHOGENS

  • Staphylococcus aureus (most common in HIV and non-HIV-related folliculitis)
  • Pityrosporum ovale (aka Malassezia furfur)
  • Demodexfolliculorum
  • None: eosinophilic folliculitis
  • HSV
  • Micrococcus
  • Pseudomonas
  • Trichophyton
  • Gram negative rods (Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Proteus)
  • Community-acquired methicillin-resistance Staph. aureus (CA-MRSA)

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Last updated: May 23, 2011