Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp treated with tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitors: experience with two agents


Journal: Br. J. Dermatol. 2015 Nov;

Author(s): Mansouri Y, Martin-Clavijo A, Newsome P, Kaur MR

Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp (DCS) also known as perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens, is a rare but distinctive, chronic suppurative condition.(1) Fluctuant nodules with interconnecting sinus tracts draining pus and blood can lead to scarring alopecia and keloid formation.(2) DCS can be painful, malodorous and disfiguring. While the exact pathogenesis is unknown, DCS can be associated with acne conglobata, hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and pilonidal sinus, termed the follicular occlusion tetrad. 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: 2015-11-01

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMI ID: 26527324
Article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26527324
Created: 2015-11-08

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


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