Lichen planopilaris developed during childhood

Heliana Freitas de Oliveira Góes, Maria Fernanda Reis Gavazzoni Dias, Simone de Abreu Neves Salles, Caren Dos Santos Lima, Müller da Silva Vieira, Luciana Pantaleão
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia 2017, 92 (4): 543-545
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Lichen planopilaris is a disease that appears with lymphocytic cicatricial alopecia. It is considered a follicular variant of lichen planus. The examination of affected areas shows alopecia with perifollicular erythema and scaling, revealing a predilection for hair follicles. The involvement of children is uncommon, with few reports in this population in the literature. This study presents a clinical case of a male patient of 15 years of age with characteristic lesions of lichen planopilaris.

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