Superficial Folliculitis – Friday Pop Quiz 7/30

A 28-year-old male presents with follicular pustules on the upper trunk and mid-chest. Many of the lesions are arising on an erythematous base. On exam, you notice the eruption favors areas with terminal hairs and is also present on the scalp and beard, buttocks and lower extremities. You suspect he may have superficial folliculitis. What is the most common cause of this condition which would be revealed on bacterial culture of pustular contents?

A. Normal flora

B. Staphylococcus aureus

C. Streptococcus pyogenes

D. Pseudomonas aeruginosa

E. Group B streptococcus

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