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July 1985

Eosinophilic Pustular FolliculitisReport of Two Cases With a Review of the Japanese Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(7):917-920. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660070107029

• Two Japanese patients, a 29-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man, had typical eosinophilic pustular folliculitis characterized by pruritic, tiny, red, follicular papulopustules on the face and trunk and eosinophilia in the peripheral blood. The second patient also had palmoplantar pustular lesions. A review of the literature revealed that this folliculitis primarily affects the seborrheic areas and that in one fifth of the patients palmoplantar lesions are a concomitant finding.

(Arch Dermatol 1985;121:917-920)