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inflammation of a follicle(s); used ordinarily in reference to hair follicles, but sometimes in relation to follicles of other kinds.
folliculitis bar´bae sycosis barbae.
gram-negative folliculitis a superinfection complicating long-term systemic antibiotic treatment of acne vulgaris, particularly tetracyclines, usually caused by species of Enterobacter, Klebsiella, or Proteus.
keloid folliculitis infection of hair follicles of the back of the neck and scalp, occurring chiefly in men, producing large, irregular keloid plaques and scarring.
a papular-pustular folliculitis seen in patients who are receiving long-term systemic antibiotic therapy for acne vulgaris, usually caused by infection with species of Klebsiella Escherichia, Serratia, or Proteus.