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Special types of folliculitis which should be differentiated from acne.

DOI: 19381980.2017.1356519  PMCID: PMC5821164  PMID: 29484091  

Because both acne vulgaris and folliculitis can present as inflammatory erythematous papules, pustules or nodules, they are often hard to distinguish. The importance to distinguish between these 2 shall be stressed as their pathogenesis and therapies are different and misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis may lead to improper treatment. We will introduce several special types of folliculitis that should be differentiated from acne to increase our knowledge of the disorders with an acne-like manifestation.

Sun KL,  Chang JM

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