Candida folliculitis

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: -

Folliculitis barbae candidamycetica, Folliculitis candidamycetica.

Rare folliculitis in the beard area triggered by Candida spp.

Mostly adult men.

Pathogen: Candida spp., mostly Candida albicans.

Surfaced erythematous follicularly bound papules, pustules and nodules with honey-yellow crusts.

  • Chronic course
  • Failure to respond to antibiotics
  • Detection of pathogen (myco. smear, epilation of a hair)
  • If necessary, biopsy (PAS staining as part of the dermatopathological findings)

  • Beard area.

Bacterial impetiginisation.

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