Eruptive vellus hair cysts: report of a pediatric case with partial response to calcipotriene therapy.

Erkek E. , Kurtipek G. S. , Duman D. , Sanli C., Erdogan S.

Cutis, vol.84, no.6, pp.295-8, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : Cutis
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-8


Eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs) are characterized by asymptomatic, follicular, comedonelike papules usually located on the anterior chest and abdomen. We present a pediatric case of EVHC associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that partially responded to calcipotriene cream within 2 months. Our aim is to refamiliarize clinicians with a common albeit frequently unrecognized disorder of vellus hair follicles. Cutis. 2009;84:295-298.