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Fibrous frontal alopecia

John P Sundberg, Maria K Hordinsky, Wilma Bergfeld, Yolanda M Lenzy, Amy J McMichael, Angela M Christiano, Tracy McGregor, Kurt S Stenn, Raja K Sivamani, Craig Herbert Pratt, Lloyd E King
Primary cicatricial alopecias (PCAs) are a group of skin diseases in which there is progressive and permanent destruction of hair follicles followed by replacement with fibrous tissue. Unfortunately, by the time patients seek clinical evaluation of their hair loss, the skin is already inflamed and/or scarred, so there is little hope for a return to their normal hair growth pattern. Clinical and basic science investigations are now focusing on three forms of human PCA: lichen planopilaris (LPP), frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) and central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA)...
March 2018: Experimental Dermatology
C Jouanique, P Reygagne
Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) was first described in 1994. It is characterized by scarring alopecia in bands involving the anterior area of the scalp. Alopecia of the eyebrows is frequently associated, as are pubic, facial and body hair alopecia. The clinical and histologic features are evocative of lichen planopilaris (LPP), and AFF is in fact regarded as a special pattern of LPP. Histology reveals a lymphocytic infiltrate located around the isthmus and follicular infundibulum associated with a decrease in the number of follicles, which are supplanted by fibrous tract...
April 2014: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
M Miteva, A Tosti
BACKGROUND: A patient's ethnicity can be an important clue in the diagnosis of scarring alopecia as some disorders such as traction alopecia (TA) and central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) are more prevalent in or exclusive to African-Americans. OBJECTIVES: To perform a retrospective review of 60 scalp biopsies from African-American patients including 25 cases of CCCA, 22 cases of TA, five cases of frontal fibrosing alopecia, three cases of discoid lupus erythematosus, three cases of hair breakage and two cases of alopecia areata...
June 2012: British Journal of Dermatology
Aman Samrao, Vera H Price, Daniel Zedek, Paradi Mirmirani
INTRODUCTION: Traction alopecia is hair loss caused by prolonged or repetitive tension on the hair. Diagnostic challenges are encountered when the clinical suspicion is not high and when a history of traction is remote or not obtained. We have made the observation that the presence of retained hairs along the frontal and/or temporal rim, which we termed the "fringe sign," is a finding seen in both early and late traction alopecia, and may be a useful clinical marker of the condition. METHODS: This was a retrospective single-center review to determine the frequency of the fringe sign in patients with traction alopecia...
2011: Dermatology Online Journal
Y Z Chiang, A Tosti, I H Chaudhry, L Lyne, B Farjo, N Farjo, D Cadore de Farias, C E M Griffiths, R Paus, M J Harries
Cosmetic surgical procedures, including hair transplantation and face-lift surgery, are becoming increasingly popular. However, there is very little information regarding the associated development of dermatological conditions following these procedures. Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is an uncommon inflammatory hair disorder of unknown aetiology that results in permanent alopecia and replacement of hair follicles with scar-like fibrous tissue. Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA), a variant of LPP, involves the frontal hairline and shares similar histological findings with those of LPP...
March 2012: British Journal of Dermatology
Valère Claude, Philippe Blanchet, Maggy Grossin, Dominique Hénin
Postmenopausal frontal fibrosing alopecia is a rare aspect of scarring alopecia concerning elderly women. It appears as a receding anterior hair line localised in the frontal and temporal regions. It is a particular pathologic and clinical form of lichen planopilaris. The histologic aspect is that of a lichenoïd inflammatory infiltrate affecting the dermal follicular junction, accompanied by a fibrous scarring aspect, the latter contributing to the diagnosis and individualization of this entity. Discoïd lupus erythematous is the main histologic differential diagnosis...
September 2002: Annales de Pathologie
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