Necrotizing folliculitis in AIDS-related complex

Br J Dermatol. 1987 Apr;116(4):581-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1987.tb05882.x.


A clinically mild recurrent rash in a young male homosexual with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related complex was found on histological examination to consist of a severe necrotizing folliculitis with underlying vasculitis. Follicular eruptions are amongst the seemingly banal dermatological disorders which may accompany AIDS or its prodromes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Complex / pathology*
  • Adult
  • Folliculitis / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Necrosis
  • Vasculitis / pathology