Last Updated: 2019-08-27

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

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Folliculitis barbae candidamycetica, folliculitis candidamycetica, candida folliculitis, candida folliculitis.

Folliculitis in the beard area caused by Candida spp.

Mostly grown men. Rarely.

  • Pathogen: Candida spp., usually Candida albicans.

  • Flat erythematous follicular bound papules, pustules and nodes with honey-yellow crusts.  

  • Chronic course
  • Lack of response to antibiotics
  • Detection of pathogens (myco-smear, epilation of a hair).
  • If necessary, biopsy (PAS staining in the context of dermatopathological findings).

  • Beard area.

Bakterielle Impetiginisierung.

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