Dissecting cellulitis

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Description This chapter describes the dermoscopy of dissecting cellulitis
Author(s) Anna Waskiel Burnat · Lidia Rudnicka · Adriana Rakowska
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The most characteristic trichoscopic findings of dissecting cellulitis are yellow, structureless areas and yellow dots with "3D" structure imposed over dystrophic hair shafts (2). Moreover black dots, yellow dots perifollicular pustules and pinpoint-like vessels with whitish halo may be also detected (2, 8).
In active lesions, mainly empty follicular openings, yellow dots and black dots are observed. Long-lasting, nonactive dissecting cellulitis is characterized by presence of yellowish/whitish areas with absence of follicular openings (8).


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Trichoscopy of dissecting cellulitis with presence of yellow, structureless areas and perifollicular pustule.