What is the prognosis of gram-negative folliculitis?

Updated: Aug 07, 2019
  • Author: Mordechai M Tarlow, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Gram-negative folliculitis has no associated increase in mortality. Morbidity is related to local pain and to the unwanted cosmetic effect of the folliculitis. Complete remission of the gram-negative folliculitis results with isotretinoin use. If antibiotic therapy is used, long-term suppression is required.


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