Cutis verticis gyrata secondary to acne scleroticans capitis

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We report the case of a 35-year-old patient with secondary cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) that histologically presented as acne scleroticans capitis. Clinically, the diagnosis of acne conglobata was made. The CVG developed under systemic corticosteroid treatment of an ulcerative colitis. Corticosteroids were discontinued and a therapeutic attempt was made with isotretinoin. Although under this treatment the conglobate acne healed, the CVG remained unaltered. Dermatosurgical intervention by a scalp reduction plasty finally resulted in a marked improvement of symptoms and acceptable cosmetic outcome.

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