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Image Number 301 (Frontal fibrosing alopecia)

Hair loss localised

Diagnosis: Frontal fibrosing alopecia

Site: Scalp

Sex: F

Age: 62

Type: Clinical

Description: Slowly progressive frontal scalp hair loss

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a variant of lichenplanopilaris involving the frontal scalp mainly in women.In untreated cases there is some perifollicular scaling.The hair follicles are destroyed by this process.The condition is slowly progressive.Topical steroids and hydroxychloroquine may slow the process.

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