Br J Dermatol. 1992 Mar;126(3):294-6.
Department of Dermatology, Slade Hospital, Oxford, U.K.
A 59-year-old man was found to have typical Hailey-Hailey disease of the back, neck and axillae. In addition, he had fine white scaling in the scalp and postauricular areas. Despite the clinical appearance of seborrhoeic dermatitis, a biopsy of his scalp showed prominent suprabasal epidermal separation with acantholysis. We propose that in a genetically predisposed individual, Hailey-Hailey disease can assume atypical and non-specific appearances.