[Perifolliculitis capitis abscedens and suffidiens. Efficacy of isotretinoin]

A Dubost-Brama, E Delaporte, S Alfandari, F Piette, H Bergoend
Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie 1994, 121 (4): 328-30
Perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens is a rare, chronic and suppurative scalp disease. The treatment of this condition is difficult. CASE REPORT. We report a case successfully treated with isotretinoin at the dose of 2/3 mg/kg/day during eight month. DISCUSSION. The main difficulty is the maintenance of remission after drug withdrawal, so, duration of treatment has to be defined. A eight month's therapy seems to constitute the minimum duration in this pathology. A second course of isotretinoin is still possible if relapse occurs. CONCLUSION. A long course of isotretinoin can be considered as the most effective treatment in perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens.

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