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Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp treated with rifampicin and isotretinoin: case reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18856159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp, or perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens, is an uncommon chronic suppurative disease of the scalp manifested by follicular and perifollicular inflammatory nodules that suppurate and undermine, forming intercommunicating sinuses, and leading to scarring alopecia. Treatment generally fails to obtain a permanently successful result; thus, many therapeutic options have been proposed. We report 4 cases of dissecting cellulitis of the scalp successfully treated with oral rifampicin and oral isotretinoin. To our knowledge, this is the first report of oral rifampicin used concomitantly with oral isotretinoin in this disease entity. We also present a brief review of the literature on the topic.
Authors:
Sofia Georgala; Chrysovalantis Korfitis; Dikaia Ioannidou; Theodosis Alestas; Georgios Kylafis; Caterina Georgala
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-16     Completed Date:  2009-01-27     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, University of Athens, Andreas Sygros Hospital, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Administration, Oral
Adult
Cellulitis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*
Dermatologic Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Diagnosis, Differential
Drug Therapy, Combination
Enzyme Inhibitors / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Humans
Isotretinoin / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Male
Rifampin / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Scalp Dermatoses / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dermatologic Agents; 0/Enzyme Inhibitors; 13292-46-1/Rifampin; 4759-48-2/Isotretinoin

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