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Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis

  • Joy MakdisiEmail author
  • Adam Friedman
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Abstract

First described in Japan by Ofuji in 1970 [1], eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (EPF) is a noninfectious inflammatory skin disease that manifests with coalescing papulopustular plaques. The disease is histologically characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of hair follicles. There are three known variants of EPF: classic (as originally described by Ofuji and predominantly affecting Japanese individuals), HIV-associated, and infantile.

Keywords

Hair Follicle Eosinophilic Infiltration Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Intravenous Drug Abuser Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineMontefiore – Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

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