Frontal fibrosing alopecia: a descriptive cross-sectional study of 711 female cases from the U.K

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
    JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
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    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Jul 2020

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    McSweeney, S. M., Christou, E. A. A., Dand, N., Boalch, A., Holmes, S., Harries, M., Palamaras, I., Cunningham, F., Parkins, G., Kaur, M., Farrant, P., McDonagh, A., Messenger, A., Jones, J., Jolliffe, V., Ali, I., Ardern-Jones, M., Mitchell, C., Burrows, N., ... Tziotzios, C. (2020). Frontal fibrosing alopecia: a descriptive cross-sectional study of 711 female cases from the U.K. British Journal of Dermatology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.19399