[Frontal fibrosing alopecia: case series and literature review]

Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. Jan-Feb 2017;55(1):118-122.
[Article in Spanish]

Abstract

Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a disease characterized by a symmetric and progressive loss of hair in the fronto-temporal and fronto-parietal lines that generally affects postmenopausal women. It is considered a variant of lichen planus pilaris for its clinical and histopathological features; although, its etiopathology is still unknown. In this report, we analyzed 4 cases of this disease and we discussed its clinical and histopathological characteristics, as well as their course after initiating treatment.

La alopecia frontal fibrosante es una entidad caracterizada por una pérdida de pelo simétrica y progresiva a nivel fronto-temporal y fronto-parietal, que generalmente afecta a mujeres posmenopáusicas. Por sus características clínicas e histopatológicas se le considera una variante del liquen plano pilar; sin embargo, su etiopatogenia aún es desconocida. En este reporte analizamos 4 casos de esta enfermedad y discutimos sus características clínicas e histopatológicas, así como su evolución después del tratamiento.

Keywords: Alopecia; Hair diseases; Postmenopause.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Alopecia / diagnosis*
  • Alopecia / pathology*
  • Female
  • Fibrosis
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Postmenopause