1B74.0/No Mapping Staphylococcus aureus superficial folliculitis



Staphylococcus aureus superficial folliculitis is a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. It typically occurs when the skin is exposed to warm, moist environments, such as those found in gyms and swimming pools.


Diagnosis of Staphylococcus aureus superficial folliculitis is usually done by a physical examination of the affected area. The doctor may also take a sample of the affected skin and send it to a laboratory for examination under a microscope.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis includes other causes of skin infections such as bacterial folliculitis, pseudofolliculitis barbae, and fungal folliculitis.


Treatment for Staphylococcus aureus superficial folliculitis includes topical antibiotics, such as mupirocin, and oral antibiotics, such as clindamycin or doxycycline. In some cases, a doctor may also prescribe an antifungal medication.


The prognosis for Staphylococcus aureus superficial folliculitis is usually good, with most people responding well to treatment. In some cases, the infection may recur, but this is generally rare.

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