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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The terms "Frontal fibrosing alopecia" returned 6 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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

Author(s): María Mercedes Otero Rivas, Sara Calleja Antolín, Pedro Sánchez Sambucety, Elia Samaniego González, José María García Ruíz de Morales, Manuel Ángel Rodríguez Prieto

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;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 ...

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2015

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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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Beard involvement in a man with frontal fibrosing alopecia.
 

Author(s): Rafael Salido-Vallejo, Gloria Garnacho-Saucedo, Jose Carlos Moreno-Gimenez, Francisco M Camacho-Martinez

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;80(6):542-4.

 

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2014

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The terms "Frontal fibrosing alopecia" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA): Report on four cases and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Miguel Ángel Cardona-Hernández, Fermín Jurado-Santa Cruz, Gisela Navarrete-Franco, Edna Azucena Gaxiola-Álvarez, Mónica Elizabeth de la Torre-García, Ana Luisa Cabrera-Pérez

Journal: Gac Med Mex. ;152(1):103-10.

 

Frontal fibrosing alopecia was recently described by Kossard, et al. as a progressive symmetrical recession of the frontal-temporal-parietal hairline affecting particularly postmenopausal women. Besides affecting the scalp, there are some cases in the literature with partial or total ...

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2016

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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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