Perifolliculitis L73.8

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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The spread of folliculitis to the perifollicular tissue. Transition to a boil is possible.

Clinical features
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Reddened, edematous tissue around the follicle. S.a. Fibromatosis cutis, perifollicular, with colonic polyps.

External therapy
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Damp envelopes at the beginning with antimicrobial additives such as polihexanide (Serasept, Prontoderm), dilute potassium permanganate solution(light pink), quinolinol (e.g. quinosol 1:1000 or R042 ), polyvidone-iodine solution(e.g. Betaisodona solution). Additionally 0.5% Clioquinol in Lotio alba, also treat the surrounding area. If necessary, also pulling ointment such as 50% Ichthyol ointment or Ichtholan special ointment. On the neck, face and genitals, however, shale oil sulphonates should only be used up to 2%.

Internal therapy
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In pronounced cases, systemic antibiosis with penicillinase-resistant penicillins such as Dicloxacillin (e.g. InfectoStaph) 1-2 g/day in 4-6 ED In severe infections, the dose may be doubled. S.a.u. Boils. Especially infections in the face should be treated with caution (danger of ascending infection with dreaded sinus thrombosis).


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Last updated on: 29.10.2020