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Sterile Folliculitis as an Important Diagnostic Clue to Crohn’s Disease


Address Correspondence to Vincent Bernier, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Sector of Pediatric Dermatology, CHC-Liège, Clinique de l’Espérance, Rue Saint-Nicolas, 447–449, B-4420 Montegnée, Belgium, or e-mail:


Abstract:  Sterile folliculitis is known to be one of the rare cutaneous manifestations of Crohn’s disease (CD). To our knowledge it has never been emphasized as a marker of significant diagnostic value, perhaps maybe even more significant than more common cutaneous manifestations such as erythema nodosum (EN).

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