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Have recurrent folliculitis and history of tuberculosis. Taken rifampicin and dapsone. Planning for culture test

One of my patient is suffering from recurrent Folliculitis . He has a history of Tuberculosis ( Pulmonary ) twice which was treated totally with complete regimen. He is male, 40 years, healthy and married with two children. The Folliculitis gets resolved with antibiotics but once its stopped, it comes immediately. Ive tried all possible antibiotics including rifampicin and dapsone. Culture test one came was negative for anything, i am planning to do once again.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013
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Thanks for the query.

It is good that you are planning for culture test.

Folliculitis is deep bacterial infection.

Treatment is with antibiotics but the choice of antibiotics should be based on culture and sensitivity tests.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
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