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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-54  

Dermpath Quiz: Which alopecia does the patient have?


1 Department of Medicine, Section of Dermatology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
2 Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, New York, USA
3 Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Wilson, North Carolina, USA

Date of Web Publication18-Jan-2016

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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.174318

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Gottesman SP, Thieu K, Polley D, Elston D. Dermpath Quiz: Which alopecia does the patient have?. Indian Dermatol Online J 2016;7:53-4

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Gottesman SP, Thieu K, Polley D, Elston D. Dermpath Quiz: Which alopecia does the patient have?. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Dec 9];7:53-4. Available from: http://www.idoj.in/text.asp?2016/7/1/53/174318

A 60-year-old woman presented with a longstanding history of bilateral hair loss of the anterior frontoparietal hairline [Figure 1]. Punch biopsies were performed for histological analysis [Figure 2]a,[Figure 2]b,[Figure 2]c,[Figure 2]d.
Figure 1: Bilateral hair loss of the anterior frontoparietal hairline

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Figure 2:(a) H and E, ×40, (b) H and E, ×200, (c) EVG stain, ×40, (d) EVG stain, ×200

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The sections most likely represent:

  1. Trichotillomania
  2. Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
  3. Traction Alopecia
  4. Alopecia Areata
  5. Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia




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Kossard S. Postmenopausal frontal fibrosing alopecia. Scarring alopecia in a pattern distribution. Arch Dermatol 1994;130:770-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Moreno-Ramírez D, Ferrándiz L, Camacho FM. Diagnostic and therapeutic assessment of frontal fibrosing alopecia. Actas Dermosifiliogr 2007;98:594-602.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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García CP, Gómez A, de la Torre C. Frontal fibrosing alopecia in an adolescent girl. Cutis 2013;92:E14-5.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Dlova NC. Frontal fibrosing alopecia and lichen planus pigmentosus: Is there a link? Br J Dermatol 2013;168:439-42.  Back to cited text no. 4
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Berliner JG, McCalmont TH, Price VH, Berger TG. Frontal fibrosing alopecia and lichen planus pigmentosus. J Am Acad Dermatol 2014;71:e26-7.  Back to cited text no. 5
    
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Elston CA, Kazlouskaya V, Elston DM. Elastic staining versus fluorescent and polarized microscopy in the diagnosis of alopecia. J Am Acad Dermatol 2013;69:288-93.  Back to cited text no. 6
    
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Georgala S, Katoulis AC, Befon A, Danopoulou I, Georgala C. Treatment of postmenopausal frontal fibrosing alopecia with oral dutasteride. J Am Acad Dermatol 2009;61:157-8.  Back to cited text no. 7
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