Which clinical history findings are characteristic in eosinophilic folliculitis (EF)?

Updated: Mar 17, 2021
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
  • Print

Patients with eosinophilic folliculitis develop recurrent crops of sterile pustules and papules.

Pruritus develops in half of the patients, in some cases with considerable intensity. [7]

The clinical course of eosinophilic folliculitis is characterized by multiple cycles of exacerbations and remissions.

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. [8]

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!