Folliculitis barbae caused by Staphylococcus lentus: a rarity with its dermoscopy features


  • Balachandra S. Ankad Department of Dermatology, S. Nijalingappa Medical College, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
  • Sankappanavar V. Smitha Department of Dermatology, St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Balkrishna P. Nikam Department of Dermatology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra, India
  • Anand B. Janagond Department of Dermatology, S. Nijalingappa Medical College, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India



Dermoscopy, Folliculitis, S. lentis, White globules


Dermoscopy of folliculitis is typified by white roundish globules around the hair follicles. Clinically, folliculitis mimics pseudo folliculitis which results from close shaving of beard hairs. Thus, management in both is entirely different. Dermoscopy of latter entity reveals buried hair at both ends. Here, authors described a case of folliculitis caused by Staphylococcus lentus.


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