What causes eosinophilic folliculitis?

Eosinophilic folliculitis may be associated with HIV infection, various drugs, and some lymphomas; it may be considered a nonspecific dermatopathologic pattern in such settings.

How do I know if I have eosinophilic folliculitis?

Eosinophilic (e-o-sin-o-FILL-ik) folliculitis. Signs and symptoms include intense itching and recurring patches of bumps and pimples that form near hair follicles of the face and upper body. Once healed, the affected skin may be darker than your skin was previously (hyperpigmented).

Does eosinophilic folliculitis go away?

The individual skin lesions usually heal spontaneously a few months to several years after onset. Eosinophilic folliculitis can become severe and persistent in certain populations (eg, persons infected with HIV) and may develop after mini-allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.

How do you treat eosinophilic folliculitis?

Treat severe eosinophilic folliculitis with isotretinoin therapy for several months. Potential treatments include oxyphenbutazone, colchicine, minocycline, oral metronidazole, acitretin, cyclosporine A, UV-B therapy, [53, 54] interferon alfa-2b, tacrolimus, [55, 56, 57] doxycycline, and radiation therapy.

What autoimmune disease causes folliculitis?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. Folliculitis is an infection caused by bacteria. Psoriasis is incurable and flares may be long-lasting. Folliculitis is curable and usually heals within a few days.

When do you get eosinophilic folliculitis?

Age. Eosinophilic folliculitis is most common among persons aged 20-40 years.

What could be mistaken for folliculitis?

The types of psoriasis that can resemble folliculitis include : Plaque psoriasis, which causes dry, red patches on the skin. The patches may be raised, itchy, and painful. Guttate psoriasis, which produces small, scaling lesions on the skin.