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Gram-Negative Folliculitis


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Gram negative folliculitis is an inflammation of follicles caused by a bacterial infection that can result from long-term antibiotic treatment. Patients who are being treated with antibiotics for severe acne may develop Gram negative folliculitis.

microscopic image of a Gram stain of mixed Gram-positive cocci (Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923, purple) and Gram-negative bacilli (Escherichia coli ATCC 11775, red)
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The word “Gram” refers to a blue stain used in laboratories to detect microscopic organisms. Certain bacteria do not stain blue and are called “Gram negative. Gram-negative folliculitis is an acne condition caused by Gram-negative organisms. Usually people who had Gram-negative folliculitis are they who had complication with acne vulgaris and rosacea, and also develops in patients who have received systemic antibiotics for prolonged periods. LEARN MOREREQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION

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