Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp after photodynamic therapy

Dermatol Online J. 2012 Sep 15;18(9):13.

Abstract

Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp is a rare condition that tends to occur mainly in elderly patients. Clinically it is characterized by the presence of pustules, chronic crusted erosions with progressive scarring alopecia, and skin atrophy. Although etiology remains unclear, it seems to be triggered by local trauma such as surgical procedures, skin graft, ultraviolet light exposure, cryotherapy, craniotomy, or radiotherapy. To our knowledge, erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp after photodynamic therapy has been seldom reported. We described a 81-year-old woman presenting with erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp after photodynamic therapy for actinic keratosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Keratosis, Actinic / drug therapy
  • Keratosis, Actinic / pathology
  • Mometasone Furoate
  • Photochemotherapy / adverse effects*
  • Pregnadienediols / therapeutic use
  • Scalp Dermatoses / chemically induced*
  • Scalp Dermatoses / pathology
  • Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous / chemically induced*
  • Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous / pathology
  • Tacrolimus / therapeutic use
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Pregnadienediols
  • Mometasone Furoate
  • Tacrolimus