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Folliculitis on the leg

Folliculitis on the leg

Overview

Folliculitis has caused redness (erythema) and pus-filled blisters (pustules) to form around the hair follicles on this person's leg. This condition may be caused by infection or an irritation, such as shaving.

Review Date 12/10/2016

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.