Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp: a retrospective study of 51 patients and review of litterature


Journal: Br. J. Dermatol. 2015 Jul;

Author(s): Badaoui A, Reygagne P, Cavelier-Balloy B, Pinquier L, Deschamps L, Crickx B, Descamps V

Dissecting Cellulitis of the Scalp (DCS), also known as perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens or Hoffmann disease, is a rare and unknown etiology of primary neutrophilic cicatricial alopecia. DCS has been considered as being part of the “follicular occlusion tetrad” along with Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Acne conglobata and pilonidal cyst, suggesting a common pathogenic mechanism: deep follicular occlusion, follicular rupture, then follicular infection.(1-3) Since the first description, only 72 patients suffering from DCS have been published. Several treatments have been tried, among them, only systemic retinoids permitted to achieve complete remission. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: The British journal of dermatology
Journal Abbreviation: Br. J. Dermatol.
Journal Volume: , Issue:
Journal Date Published: 2015-07-01

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMI ID: 26134994
Article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26134994
Created: 2015-07-02

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for “Hidradenitis suppurativa”


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