Follicularly-based papules on the thigh of a young woman

Shreena Brahmbhatt, Peggy Wu, Mary Jane Zimarowski, Susan Burgin

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Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is an uncommon cause of folliculitis. We present a case of a 29-year-old woman who presented with an atypical follicularly-based eruption localized to her inner thigh with an associated pain in her lower back and inner thigh prior to the papular eruption. She was successfully treated with valacyclovir 1,000 mg three times daily with no complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number12
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Folliculitis
  • Herpes
  • Varicella zoster virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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