Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp and nonscalp

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Aug;57(2 Suppl):S11-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2006.07.009.


Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp is characterized by an idiopathic pustular eruption occurring in association with iatrogenic or incidental, antecedent trauma to actinically damaged skin. We present two cases of erosive pustular dermatosis, one of which occurred on the scalp, the other of which was primarily located on the face.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Forehead / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Scalp Dermatoses* / diagnosis
  • Scalp Dermatoses* / drug therapy
  • Scalp Dermatoses* / pathology
  • Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous* / diagnosis
  • Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous* / drug therapy
  • Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous* / pathology
  • Steroids / therapeutic use


  • Steroids