Evidence for a role of local trauma in the pathogenesis of erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp

Authors


Dr C.E.H. Grattan, Department of Dermatology, General Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Brimingham B4 6NH, UK.

Summary

Eleven of 12 cases with erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp gave a history of antecedent physical or infective trauma. We propose that this clinical disorder may be a non-specific inflammatory response to injury of ageing and sun-damaged scalps.

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