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Folliculitis on the leg

Folliculitis on the leg


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 10/14/2012

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.