Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Mary Ruth Buchness, Henry W. Lim, Virgil A. Hatcher, Miguel Sanchez, Nicholas A. Soter

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EOSINOPHILIC pustular folliculitis is a rare pruritic dermatosis1 that has only recently been reported in patients from the United States.2 3 4 5 6 The eruption is characterized by sterile pruritic papules and pustules on the face, trunk, and extremities. The lesions, which coalesce to form plaques with papulo-vesicular borders that may extend peripherally, have a tendency toward central clearing and residual hyperpigmentation. These lesions, characterized by spontaneous exacerbations and remissions, may be accompanied by peripheral leukocytosis, eosinophilia, or both. The histologic features of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis include intercellular edema (spongiosis) of the follicular epithelium and infiltration of the outer root sheath of the.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1183-1186
Number of pages4
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number18
StatePublished - 5 May 1988
Externally publishedYes


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