dissecting cellulitis

per·i·fol·lic·u·li·tis ab·sce·'dens et suf·fo·'di·ens

a chronic dissecting folliculitis of the scalp.

dis·sect·ing cel·lu·li·tis

(di-sek'ting sel'yū-lī'tis)
A chronic dissecting folliculitis of the scalp.
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Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp (DCS) is an uncommon inflammatory disease that often results in scarring alopecia.
Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp (DCS) is an uncommon chronic and relapsing inflammatory disease predominantly occurring in the scalp of young black or Hispanic men.
Follicular occlusion triad: hidradenitis suppurativa, acne conglobata, and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp.
HS is associated with numerous skin diseases, especially those categorized as follicular occlusion conditions (acne conglobata, dissecting cellulitis of the scalp, and pilonidal cyst (6,7)) and acne vulgaris.
A case of dissecting cellulitis and a review of the literature.
TABLE Diseases Commonly Associated With Hidradenitis Suppurativa (1) Diseases of follicular occlusion (follicular occlusion triad) * Acne vulgaris * Acne conglobata * Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp Pilonidal cyst Crohn's disease Obesity/metabolic syndrome
5%), discoid lupus erythematosus (25%), pseudopelade of Brocq (20%), systemic lupus erythematosus (5%) followed by scleroderma, dermatomyositis, keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans, aplasia cutis, kerion, follicular mucinosis, pemphigus, dissecting cellulitis of scalp/ pyogenic folliculitis and acne keloidalis nuchae in 2.
Amongst the less frequent causes, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was seen in 5% cases followed by scleroderma, dermatomyositis, keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans (Figure 3), aplasia cutis, kerion, follicular mucinosis, pemphigus, dissecting cellulitis of scalp/ pyogenic folliculitis (Figure 4) and acne keloidalis nuchae in 2.
Less frequent causes were SLE in 5% cases followed by scleroderma, dermatomyositis, keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans, aplasia cutis, kerion, follicular mucinosis, pemphigus, dissecting cellulitis of scalp/ pyogenic folliculitis and acne keloidalis nuchae in 2.
The following scarring and nonscarring alopecias should be considered in the differential diagnosis: dissecting cellulitis of the scalp, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA), acne keloidalis nuchae, erosive pustular dermatosis, lichen planopilaris (LPP), inflammatory tinea capitis, and secondary syphilis.
Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp is a distinctive, often debilitating disease commonly seen in young adult African American men.
5) Although both dissecting cellulitis and FD are considered primary neutrophilic scarring alopecias, the presence of true sinus tract formation can be a distinguishing finding.