A 65-year-old female asked:
I have folliculitis and needle biopsies came back negative can I have an incisional or punch biopsy to isolate the microbe?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robin Dretler answered
42 years experience in Infectious Disease
Sometimes: Folliculitis is usually staph aureus. If you have recurrent painful boils and drainage, that is culture negative, your problem may be hidradenitis and not folliculitis.
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
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