What is the definition of Dissecting Cellulitis of the Scalp?

Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp is a rare and severe form of scalp folliculitis. It is sometimes associated with acne conglobata, hidradenitis suppurativa and spinal arthritis. Signs and symptoms of this condition include lardge nodules and cysts as well as smaller follicular papules. Hair loss occurs over the affected region and permanent scarring and bald patches appear. Treatment options for dissecting cellulitis of the scalp includes steroids and antibiotics but the condition does not typically improve even after treatment.
  • Condition: Dissecting Cellulitis
  • Journal: Medicine
  • Treatment Used: Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
The study researched the outcomes of surgical management of dissecting cellulitis of the scalp using free latissimus dorsi flap and meshed split-thickness skin graft.
  • Condition: Perifolliculitis Capitis Abscedens et Suffodiens
  • Journal: Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy
  • Treatment Used: Photodynamic Therapy and Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 9
  • Published —
In this study, researchers evaluated the outcomes of using photodynamic therapy and surgery for the treatment of perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens (PCAS).

There are no recent clinical trials available for this condition. Please check back because new trials are being conducted frequently.