Getting on top of folliculitis
While staphylococcal folliculitis is common, other causes of this skin condition may also need to be considered.
Folliculitis is a common dermatosis that is defined by primary inflammation of the hair follicle.
It is usually caused by infection, most commonly with Staphylococcus aureus, but gram-negative bacteria and yeast are other potential aetiological agents.
Non-infectious causes include physical or chemical irritation, such as excessive perspiration or shaving.
How does folliculitis present?