Clin Exp Dermatol 2009 Jul 15;34(5):e157-9. Epub 2008 Dec 15.
Institute of Dermatological Sciences, University of Milan, IRCCS Polyclinic Foundation, Hospital Mangiagalli and Regina Elena, Milan, Italy.
Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp (EPDS) is a rare form of nonmicrobial pustulosis mainly occurring in elderly patients with long-term sun damage to the skin. Clinically, it is characterized by pustular lesions that progressively merge into erosive and crusted areas over the scalp. The histology of EPDS is nonspecific, and its pathophysiology remains undetermined, with various types of local trauma possibly acting as the triggering factor. Read More