Frontal fibrosing alopecia: a descriptive cross-sectional study of 711 cases in female patients from the UK

S. M. McSweeney, E. A. A. Christou, N. Dand, A. Boalch, S. Holmes, M. Harries, I. Palamaras, F. Cunningham, G. Parkins, M. Kaur, P. Farrant, A. McDonagh, A. Messenger, J. Jones, V. Jolliffe, I. Ali, M. Ardern-Jones, C. Mitchell, N. Burrows, R. AtkarC. Banfield, A. Alexandroff, C. Champagne, H. L. Cooper, G. K. Patel, A. Macbeth, M. Page, A. Bryden, M. Mowbray, S. Wahie, K. Armstrong, N. Cooke, M. Goodfield, I. Man, D. de Berker, G. Dunnil, A. Takwale, A. Rao, T.-W. Siah, R. Sinclair, M. S. Wade, K. Bhargava, D. A. Fenton, J. A. McGrath, C. Tziotzios

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    Abstract

    Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is an inflammatory primary scarring alopecia of uncertain aetiology that represents a variant of lichen planopilaris.1 It predominantly, although not exclusively, affects post-menopausal women.2 Its pathogenesis is characterised by immune-mediated follicular destruction at the level of the hair bulge, which leads to a clinical phenotype of progressive fronto-temporal hair and eyebrow loss that is often preceded by widespread body hair loss.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1136-1138
    Number of pages3
    JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
    Volume183
    Issue number6
    Early online date11 Jul 2020
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

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