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Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicle. These may be primary or secondary to numerous insults or even malignancies.

Acne Vulgaris
Eosinophilic Folliculitis

Pseudomonas Dermatitis/Folliculitis Associated With Pools and Hot TubsColorado and Maine, 1999-2000

MMWR. 2000;49:1087-1090. Abstract quote

DURING 1999-2000, outbreaks of Pseudomonas aeruginosa dermatitis and otitis externa associated with swimming pool and hot tub use occurred in Colorado and Maine. This report summarizes these outbreaks and provides recommendations for swimming pool and hot tub operation and maintenance, particularly when using offsite monitoring of water disinfectant and pH levels or when cyanuric acid is added to pools as a chlorine stabilizer.

Keratosis pilaris and hereditary koilonychia without monilethrix

Keng-Ee Thai, MBBS
Rodney D. Sinclair, FACD

Victoria, Australia

J Am Acad Dermatol 2001;45:627-9 Abstract quote

Keratosis pilaris is found commonly in isolation as well as associated with other conditions. We describe a family with keratosis pilaris and hereditary koilonychia, with an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. These two findings have only been previously found in the context of monilethrix. The coexistence of the two disorders suggests a close association of their genetic pathogenesis.

Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. 5th Edition. McGraw-Hill. 1999.

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