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Pityrosporum folliculitis in Child
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Pityrosporum folliculitis in Child

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Contributors: Vivian Wong MD, PhD, Susan Burgin MD
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Synopsis

Pityrosporum folliculitis is an acute pruritic eruption caused by Malassezia furfur, the causative organism of tinea versicolor. The condition is seen more frequently in teenagers than in children.

Immunocompromised patients, including patients on chronic oral prednisone, diabetic patients, and those on chronic systemic antibiotics, are particularly predisposed to this condition.

Codes

ICD10CM:
L73.8 – Other specified follicular disorders

SNOMEDCT:
428172002 – Malassezia folliculitis

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Last Reviewed: 03/21/2018
Last Updated: 06/15/2018
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Pityrosporum folliculitis in Child
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Pityrosporum folliculitis : Folliculitis, Primarily truncal, Superior chest, Upper back, Pruritus, Smooth papules, Pustules
Clinical image of Pityrosporum folliculitis
A close-up of several follicularly based brown papules and a few tiny pustules with some postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, in an immunocompromised patient.
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