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Folliculitis

Summary of Folliculitis
Folliculitis refers to inflammation of the superficial or deep portion of the hair follicle. The classic clinical findings of superficial folliculitis are follicular pustules and follicular erythematous papules on hair-bearing skin. Nodules are a feature of deep follicular inflammation.  Folliculitis may be infectious or, less frequently, noninfectious.

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A 45-year-old woman comes to the office because of a rash on her buttocks during the past 3 days. She states that the rash first developed during a cruise, where she often exercised in the gym and swimming pool. She reports that the lesions are pustular and pruritic. She has no personal history of serious illness and takes no medications. Physical examination shows multiple erythematous pustular lesions on the buttocks. A photograph of a representative area is shown. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management?

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