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March 1973

Pityrosporum FolliculitisReport of Seven Cases and Review of the Pityrosporum Organism Relative to Cutaneous Disease

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Temple University School of Medicine, and the Skin and Cancer Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(3):388-391. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620180042012

Since 1969, seven cases of pityrosporum folliculitis have been observed at the Skin and Cancer Hospital of Philadelphia. The clinical and histologic features of this recently recognized entity are discussed and a clinicohistopathologic correlation between the occurrence of folliculitis and the regular presence of the Pityrosporum organism is demonstrated. The Pityrosporum organism and its association with cutaneous disease is discussed.