Clinical cases
A case of folliculitis decalvans the child
Folliculitis decalvans of the scalp is a recurrent, purulent follicular inflammation which, left untreated, leads to the destruction of the hair follicle and to permanent and irreversible scarring alopecia. It is a condition
dominated by neutrophilic inflammatory cells. This is a commonly found primary scarring alopecia, with an
incidence rate of 7,9 -11,2 % in those diagnosed with any form of scarring alopecia. The condition affects both sexes, with a higher incidence in men and, tipically, the onset occurs at the young or medium age adult. It is usually confined to the scalp, but can sometimes involve other hairy
sites also. The causes of folliculitis decalvans are still unclear, being still under debate wether the Staphylococcal infection is a primary or a secondary manifestation of the disease, or if there are involved some innate and acquired immunological anomalies at the level of cell-mediated immunity.

Treatment of folliculitis decalvans is often disappointing and remains still a challenge, this disease's resistance to treatment being well known.