Refractory dissecting Cellulitis of the Scalp Successfully controlled with Adalimumab

Rafael Martin, Jennifer M. Rullán


Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp (DCS ) is an uncommon inflammatory disease that often results in scarring alopecia. Numerous therapies have either proved ineffective or only temporarily effective in the management of this condition. Recent reports show adequate responses to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors in cases of DCS. We report a case of severe recalcitrant DCS successfully treated with adalimumab.


scarring alopecia, hair disorders, biologics, TNFα-inhibitors

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