Frontal fibrosing alopecia

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Frontal fibrosing alopecia

Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a form of lichen planus follicularis that is characterized primarily by slowly progressive hair loss (alopecia) and scarring on the scalp near the forehead. In some cases, the eyebrows, eye lashes and/or other parts of the body may be involved, as well. Although it has been suggested that FFA may be due to hormonal changes or an autoimmune response, the exact cause of this condition is not yet known. There is currently no cure for FFA; however, treatment with certain types of medications may stop or slow hair loss in some cases.
 

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Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation

Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation (CARF) is a nonprofit public charities organization and the world's only voice for patients with cicatricial alopecia. MISSON: • Fund research to find effective treatments, and ultimately a cure • Support patient education and advocacy • Raise public awareness about the disease

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2013

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Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation

Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation (CARF) is a nonprofit public charities organization and the world's only voice for patients with cicatricial alopecia. MISSON: • Fund research to find effective treatments, and ultimately a cure • Support patient education and advocacy • Raise public awareness about the disease

http://www.carfintl.org

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Frontal fibrosing alopecia" returned 3 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Absence of HLA-DR1 positivity in 2 familial cases of frontal fibrosing alopecia.
 

Author(s): Derek V Chan, Francisca Kartono, Rebecca Ziegler, Nebila Abdulwahab, Nicholas DiPaola, Joseph Flynn, Henry K Wong

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2014 Nov;71(5):e208-10.

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Frontal fibrosing alopecia and lichen planus pigmentosus.
 

Author(s): Jacqueline Goulart Berliner, Timothy H McCalmont, Vera H Price, Timothy G Berger

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2014 Jul;71(1):e26-7.

 

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2014

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Frontal fibrosing alopecia.
 

Author(s): Lesley Clark-Loeser, Jo-Ann Latkowski

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A 75-year-old woman presented with a 3-year history of progressive loss of her eyebrow hair and with frontal-parietal hairline recession. Multiple biopsy specimens supported a histopathologic diagnosis of lichen planopilaris. With these histolopathologic findings, and the patient's ...

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2006

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The terms "Frontal fibrosing alopecia" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Frontal fibrosing alopecia: case report.
 

Author(s): Débora Nathália Smidarle, Mauren Seidl, Roberta Castilhos da Silva

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;85(6):879-82.

 

Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a kind of progressive and frequently irreversible cicatricial alopecia marked by a lichenoid infiltrate in histology. Since its first description, in 1994, in Australia, some cases have been documented all over the world. The article reports, for the ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2011

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Study to Assess the Efficacy of Intralesional Corticosteroid on the Treatment of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2015

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