Eruptive Vellus Hair Cysts Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 29, 2019
  • Author: Stephanie Juliet Campbell, DO; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs)?

What is the pathophysiology of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs)?

What causes eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs)?

What is the prevalence of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs)

What are the racial predilections of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs)

What are the sexual predilections of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs)

At what age are eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs) typically diagnosed?

What is the prognosis of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs)?

DDX

Which conditions are associated with eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Eruptive Vellus Hair Cysts?

Workup

How is a diagnosis of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs) confirmed?

What is the role of dermoscopy in the workup of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs)?

Treatment

How are eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs)?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-like Agents are used in the treatment of Eruptive Vellus Hair Cysts?

Which medications in the drug class Topical Skin Products are used in the treatment of Eruptive Vellus Hair Cysts?