Frontal fibrosing alopecia and lichen planopilaris in HLA-identical mother and daughter

María Mercedes Otero Rivas, Sara Calleja Antolín, Pedro Sánchez Sambucety, Elia Samaniego González, José María García Ruíz de Morales, Manuel Ángel Rodríguez Prieto
Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology 2015, 81 (2): 162-5
Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a lymphocyte-mediated scarring alopecia thought to be a variant of lichen planopilaris (LPP). We present a 67-year-old woman with frontal fibrosing alopecia whose daughter was diagnosed to have lichen planopilaris. Both patients had identical human leukocyte antigen (HLA) D types, supporting a phenotypical relationship between the two clinical entities. Interestingly, our patient also had of autoimmune chronic atrophic gastritis, a previously unreported association.

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