John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Improvement of erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp following discontinuation of chemotherapy with afatinib Volume 28, numéro 2, March-April 2018


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Department of Dermatology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
54 Shogoin-Kawahara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8507, Japan

Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp (EPDS) is an idiopathic pustulosis that affects the scalp of the elderly. The onset of EPDS is often preceded by chemical or mechanical trauma such as sun damage, surgery, radiation, herpes zoster, and topical agents including tretinoin, imiquimod, latanoprost, ingenol mebutate, and minoxidil [1].Here, we present a case of EPDS preceded by herpes zoster, which promptly resolved after the discontinuation of afatinib, an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) [...]