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Follicularly-based papules on the thigh of a young woman

  • Author(s): Brahmbhatt, Shreena
  • Wu, Peggy A
  • Zimarowski, Mary Jane
  • Burgin, Susan
  • et al.
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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.

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