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...
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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]


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