Eosinophilic Folliculitis Concerns In Hiv Patients

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Managing folliculitis

I read through the postings here (including one of my own) regarding the problem of folliculitis. I have some more questions.Recently, as far back as a few months, I experienced a very painful outbreak on my back. Antibiotics cleared it up, but...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...methicillin resistance staph often important use of active culture yogurt with your diet (to restore normal bacteria) can help select patients. In severe cases of eosinophilic folliculitis use of bursts of systemic corticosteroids, local... Read more »

Is folliculitis a side-effect of Kaletra (Follow - up)

Dr. Henry, thanks for your response to my previous question. Here is a follow-up. I went back to... Read more »

Is folliculitis a side-effect of Kaletra

I was on Truvada and Viracept since I started treatment. Viral load had been undetectable and CD4... Read more »
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HIV Skin Complications in the Age of HAART

...acne-like skin eruption appears similar to staph folliculitis. The condition, which Dr. Maurer noted was "really bothersome to patients," is not caused by bacteria or fungi; in fact, the exact cause remains unknown. Eosinophilic folliculitis is... Read more »
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Folliculitis & HIV +

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...specific body part? I would also like to know at what stage of the HIV infection it is most frequent to see folliculitis in a HIV+ patient. Thanks much Read more »

Eosinophilic folliculitis

Posted by Mauell, 1 Reply
...Hello everybody, could someone please describe me what is and how is Eosinophilic folliculitis. Thanks in advance Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I Have this horrible rash but i dont know if its HIV, when does this rash show during the stage of HIV ? is it at the later stages ? and when does psoriasis show ? Read more »

Folliculitis, with HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have had folliculitis breakout on my chest and has remained for 3 months, is this consistent with HIV. I have a neg- result 10 weeks post exposure. I have had 3 colds, with sore throat and headaches as well. Read more »
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