Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma arising in the setting of folliculitis decalvans
- Author(s): Esaa, Fatema;
- Shah, Pooja R;
- Dolohanty, Lindsey B
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D3254043590
Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) often arise secondary to UV-induced DNA damage resulting in genetic mutations, but can also occur in the setting of prolonged inflammation. Folliculitis decalvans (FD) is a rare cicatricial alopecia with a complex, multifactorial pathogenesis that results in chronic inflammation and scarring. We present a patient with severe, chronic FD who developed metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp.