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Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: A Review

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Dermatology Department, University Hospital La Zarzuela, 28023 Madrid, Spain
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Dermatology Department, University of Granada, 18016 Granada, Spain
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Dermatology Department, University Hospital San Cecilio, 18016 Granada, Spain
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Dermatology Department, University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, 18014 Granada, Spain
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Institute of Biosanitary Investigation IBS, School of Medicine, Granada University, 18016 Granada, Spain
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Academic Editor: Matteo Megna
J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10(9), 1805; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10091805
Received: 14 March 2021 / Revised: 14 April 2021 / Accepted: 17 April 2021 / Published: 21 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Chronic Inflammatory Skin Diseases: An Update for Clinician)
Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a scarring alopecia, the prevalence of which is increasing worldwide since its first description in 1994. The reason for this emerging epidemic may be a higher exposure to an unknown trigger, although its aethiology and pathogenesis still remain enigmatic. Clinical, trichoscopic, sonographic, and histopathologic findings are allowing clinicians to understand more aspects about this type of cicatricial alopecia. Several treatments have been used in frontal fibrosing alopecia, although the 5-alpha reductase inhibitors seem to be the most promising. The aim of this report is to provide a compilation about the published data regarding frontal fibrosing alopecia in a narrative review. View Full-Text
Keywords: frontal fibrosing alopecia; scarring alopecia; bulge; trichoscopy; histopathology; treatment frontal fibrosing alopecia; scarring alopecia; bulge; trichoscopy; histopathology; treatment
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Porriño-Bustamante, M.L.; Fernández-Pugnaire, M.A.; Arias-Santiago, S. Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: A Review. J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10, 1805. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10091805

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Porriño-Bustamante ML, Fernández-Pugnaire MA, Arias-Santiago S. Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: A Review. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2021; 10(9):1805. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10091805

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Porriño-Bustamante, María L., María A. Fernández-Pugnaire, and Salvador Arias-Santiago. 2021. "Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: A Review" Journal of Clinical Medicine 10, no. 9: 1805. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10091805

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