Hong Kong Dermatology & Venereology Bulletin

Volume 12 Number 2, Summer 2004

Folliculitis decalvans responding to isotretinoin therapy

YH Chan 陳耀海, WYM Tang 鄧旭明, WY Lam 林永賢

A 17-year-old Chinese male student presented with red papular and pustular lesions over scalp with secondary scarring alopecia. The diagnosis of folliculitis decalvans was made based on clinical histological findings. Treatment with isotretinoin therapy resulted in satisfactory improvement. (H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (2004) 12, 89-91)


Keywords : Chinese, folliculitis decalvans, isotretinoin


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