Front Med (Lausanne) 2023 28;10:1132574. Epub 2023 Mar 28.
Department of Dermatology, Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China.
Rationale: Perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens (PCAS), also known as dissecting cellulitis of the scalp (DCS), is a part of the "follicular occlusion tetrad" that also includes acne conglobate (AC), hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), and pilonidal sinus, which share the same pathogenic mechanism, such as follicular occlusions, follicular ruptures, and follicular infections.
Patient Concerns: A 15-year-old boy had multiple rashes on the scalp accompanied by pain.
Diagnosis: The patient was diagnosed with PCAS or DCS based on the clinical manifestations and laboratory examinations. Read More