Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of folliculitis decalvans.

  title={Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of folliculitis decalvans.},
  author={Esther Casta{\~n}o-Su{\'a}rez and Alberto Romero-Mat{\'e} and Dolores Arias-Palomo and Jes{\'u}s Borbujo},
  journal={Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine},
  volume={28 2},
Folliculitis decalvans is a chronic form of deep folliculitis that occurs on the scalp as patches of scarring alopecia at the expanding margins of which are follicular pustules. Treatment of folliculitis decalvans is extremely difficult with a resultant poor prognosis. Photodynamic therapy has been reported to be effective in disorders as acne or folliculitis. We report one patient with folliculitis decalvans who was successfully treated with photodynamic therapy.