A 58-year-old caucasian male who developed eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHC) after an episode of herpes zoster is reported. Clinically 5-7 pruritic, flesh-colored, 2 to 5 mm papules on the back were present in the previous location of the zona eruption. Histology revealed poorly defined, keratin-filled cysts in the upper-mid dermis, containing numerous transversely or obliquely cut portions of vellus hair. Even though the pathogenesis of EVHC is not known, several hypotheses try to explain this not often reported but common phenomenon.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Dermatology|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
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