Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp following topical latanoprost for androgenetic alopecia

    March 2015 in “Dermatologic Therapy
    Mario Vaccaro, Olga Barbuzza, Francesco Borgia, Salvatore Cannavò
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    TLDR Latanoprost may cause scalp inflammation and delayed healing.
    The article reports a case of a 61-year-old woman who developed erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp (EPDS) after using topical latanoprost for androgenetic alopecia. EPDS is an inflammatory chronic disease that leads to scarring alopecia. Although trauma is known to precipitate this condition, topical latanoprost has not previously been reported as a triggering factor. The authors suggest that EPDS should be considered in any subject developing a chronic inflammatory response or delayed healing after latanoprost treatment. More research is needed to determine the efficacy and safety of latanoprost or other prostaglandin analogs for hair growth.
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