Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 24th, 2003
"Viral folliculitis is a rare disease usually caused by herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and molluscum contagiosum in immune-compromised patients. An otherwise healthy 30 year old patient without history of herpes simplex contracted a folliculitis in the beard region after a flu-like illness. He had no oral or labial lesions but instead showed a crusty erythematous folliculitis confined to the beard region, with small grouped vesicles on the neck and reactive cervical lymph nodes," scientists writing in the journal Hautarzt report.
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