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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904832/frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-treatment-options
#1
Raymond Fertig, Antonella Tosti
Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a rare dermatologic disease that causes scarring and hair loss and is increasing in prevalence worldwide. FFA patients typically present with hair loss in the frontal scalp region and eyebrows which may be associated with sensations of itching or burning. FFA is a clinically distinct variant of lichen planopilaris (LPP) that affects predominantly postmenopausal women, although men and premenopausal women may also be affected. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are necessary to prevent definitive scarring and permanent hair loss...
November 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904206/reticulate-pigmentation-associated-with-scarring-alopecia-in-an-elderly-woman-an-unusual-manifestation-of-lichen-planus-pigmentosus
#2
Vinod Kumar Sharma, Neetu Bhari, Sweta Subhadarshani, Neha Taneja, Rakesh Kumar Deepak
A 70-year-old woman presented with generalized reticulate pigmentation, scarring alopecia, and few discrete, violaceous plaques over the trunk and forearm. Dermoscopic evaluation of the reticulate plaque showed reticulate hyperpigmentation with multiple telangiectasias, and skin biopsy showed lichenoid interface dermatitis with marked pigment incontinence. Thus, a final diagnosis of poikiloderma due to lichen planus pigmentosus was considered.
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844446/severe-infliximab-induced-alopecia-and-scalp-psoriasis-in-a-woman-with-crohn-s-disease-dramatic-improvement-after-drug-discontinuation-and-treatment-with-adjuvant-systemic-and-topical-therapies
#3
Jeremy Udkoff, Philip R Cohen
Scalp psoriasis with alopecia is a rare cutaneous reaction to tumor necrosis factor alpha antagonists. This reaction often reverses with discontinuation of the offending drug and initiation of topical treatments; however, irreversible hair loss may occur if a scarring alopecia develops. We describe a woman with Crohn's disease who developed scalp psoriasis and alopecia secondary to infliximab. She had a remarkable recovery after discontinuation of infliximab and treatment with oral minocycline and topical therapy: mineral oil under occlusion, betamethasone lotion, and sequential coal tar, salicylic acid, and ketoconazole shampoos each day...
November 14, 2016: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843932/a-case-of-frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-in-a-patient-with-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-and-polymyalgia-rheumatica
#4
Ariana N Eginli, Courtney W Bagayoko, Amy J McMichael
Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a form of scarring hair loss that is characterized by hair follicle destruction in a fronto-temporo-parietal distribution. Its etiology is unknown; however, most authors presently favor an immune pathogenesis. Associated autoimmune connective tissue diseases have been reported in patients with FFA. We present a case of FFA in a woman with primary biliary cirrhosis and polymyalgia rheumatica, suggesting an association between these clinical entities and supporting a potential autoimmune etiology of FFA...
September 2016: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843928/frontal-alopecia-after-repeated-botulinum-toxin-type-a-injections-for-forehead-wrinkles-an-underestimated-entity
#5
Antonino Di Pietro, Bianca Maria Piraccini
BACKGROUND: Injections of botulinum toxin type A in the forehead have never been reported to cause hair side effects. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to report a new type of alopecia, which we have seen in women undergoing periodic injections of botulinum toxin type A for forehead wrinkles, and to differentiate it from other types of hair loss. METHODS: We conducted an observational study on 5 females recruited from a private and an institutional practice who complained of progressive recession of the hairline after periodic injections of botulinum toxin type A in the forehead...
September 2016: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843925/the-role-of-hair-restoration-surgery-in-primary-cicatricial-alopecia
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Maurice J Dahdah, Matilde Iorizzo
Primary scarring alopecias are a group of inflammatory conditions in which the main target of the inflammation is the hair follicle. They represent up to 7.3% of the hair loss cases presenting to specialty hair clinics. They are poorly understood, their pathogeneses are mostly unknown and their management is guided at best by the results of small case series and expert opinions. These alopecias are frequently referred to as a trichologic emergency as their progression can be rapid and the hair loss they induce is permanent...
September 2016: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814407/an-unusual-case-of-folliculitis-spinulosa-decalvans
#7
Wenge Fan, Qingsong Zhang, Linyi Song
We report the case of a 24-year-old man who presented with pustules, atrophic scars, and alopecia on the scalp, along with follicular keratotic papules on the cheeks, chest, abdomen, back, lateral upper arms, thighs, and axillae, of 6 years' duration. A diagnosis of folliculitis spinulosa decalvans (FSD) was made based on the clinical manifestation and histopathological findings. Dental examination also revealed dental anomalies and a fissured tongue, which are not known to be related to FSD. We provide an overview of the characteristic findings of FSD as well as a review of previously reported cases...
September 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802065/a-review-on-laser-and-light-based-therapies-for-alopecia-areata
#8
Stephanie Mlacker, Adam Souhail Aldahan, Brian James Simmons, Vidhi Shah, Colin Andrew McNamara, Sahal Samarkandy, Keyvan Nouri
Alopecia areata is a form of non-scarring alopecia that results from a hyperactive immune response of T cells against hair follicles. Many patients with visible hair loss experience psychological and emotional distress, as a result of their cosmetic disfigurement, and frequently seek treatment. However, existing treatment methods, such as corticosteroids, topical irritants, sensitizing agents, immunosuppressants, and psoralen plus ultraviolet light A may result in various adverse effects and often lack efficacy...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791703/reconstruction-of-a-large-calvarial-traumatic-defect-using-a-custom-made-porous-hydroxyapatite-implant-covered-by-a-free-latissimus-dorsi-muscle-flap-in-an-11-year-old-patient
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Anne Morice, Frédéric Kolb, Arnaud Picard, Natacha Kadlub, Stéphanie Puget
Reconstruction of complex skull defects requires collaboration between neurosurgeons and plastic surgeons to choose the most appropriate procedure, especially in growing children. The authors describe herein the reconstruction of an extensive traumatic bone and soft tissue defect of the cranial vault in an 11-year-old boy. The size of the defect, quality of the tissues, and patient's initial condition required a 2-stage approach. Ten months after an initial emergency procedure in which lacerated bone and soft tissue were excised, reconstruction was performed...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770310/treating-alopecia-areata-current-practices-versus-new-directions
#10
Aditya K Gupta, Jessie Carviel, William Abramovits
Alopecia areata (AA) is non-scarring hair loss resulting from an autoimmune disorder. Severity varies from patchy hair loss that often spontaneously resolves to severe and chronic cases that can progress to total loss of scalp and body hair. Many treatments are available; however, the efficacy of these treatments has not been confirmed, especially in severe cases, and relapse rates are high. First-line treatment often includes corticosteroids such as intralesional or topical steroids for mild cases and systemic steroids or topical immunotherapy with diphenylcyclopropenone or squaric acid dibutylester in severe cases...
October 22, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761086/stem-cell-markers-cytokeratin-17-and-cytokeratin-19-in-scarring-and-nonscarring-alopecia
#11
Dalia El Sakka, Mohamed Abdel Wahed Gaber, Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Moshira Abdel Wahed, Ahmed Abdel-Wahab Saleh, Walla Shehata
BACKGROUND: Alopecia is one of the most important hair follicle (HF) disorders, which is divided into scarring (cicatricial) and nonscarring (noncicatricial) types. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the expression of stem cell (SC) markers such as cytokeratin (CK) 17 and CK19 in scarring and nonscarring alopecia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with scalp alopecia (15 with scarring alopecia and 15 without) together with ten healthy volunteers were included in this study...
July 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755171/microneedling-a-comprehensive-review
#12
Angela Hou, Brandon Cohen, Adele Haimovic, Nada Elbuluk
BACKGROUND: Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses fine needles to puncture the epidermis. The microwounds created stimulate the release of growth factors and induce collagen production. The epidermis remains relatively intact, therefore helping to limit adverse events. The indications for microneedling therapy have grown significantly, and it is becoming a more widely used treatment in dermatology. OBJECTIVE: A comprehensive review of microneedling in human subjects and its applications in dermatology...
October 13, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747960/clinical-and-microscopic-features-of-generalized-discoid-lupus-erythematosus-in-dogs-10-cases
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Frane Banovic, Keith E Linder, Maarja Uri, Michael A Rossi, Thierry Olivry
BACKGROUND: Generalized discoid lupus erythematosus (GDLE) is a newly recognized canine variant of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) that is not well characterized. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: We report herein the signalment, clinical signs, treatment outcome, histopathology and immunological findings of 10 dogs with GDLE. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were: (i) a >3 month history of generalized skin lesions indicating a chronic or recurrent nature; (ii) skin lesions resembling those of human GDLE; (iii) histopathology of CLE (lymphocyte-rich interface dermatitis)...
December 2016: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741341/vitamin-and-mineral-deficiencies-in-patients-with-telogen-effluvium-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
#14
Evelyn J Cheung, Jacquelyn R Sink, Joseph C English Iii
Telogen effluvium is one of the most common forms of non-scarring alopecia for which patients present to a dermatologist. It is a challenging disorder to treat and study, primarily owing to its multifactorial etiology which includes both physiologic and non-physiologic factors. Nutritional deficiency has been purported to contribute to hair shedding, and a patient's clinical history usually aids in directing laboratory evaluation. Many prior studies have either supported or failed to find a correlation between telogen effluvium and deficiencies in vitamins and minerals, in particular, vitamin D, ferritin, vitamin B12, folate, and zinc...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711995/efficacy-and-safety-of-superficial-cryotherapy-for-alopecia-areata-a-retrospective-comprehensive-review-of-353-cases-over-22-years
#15
Myungsoo Jun, Noo Ri Lee, Won-Soo Lee
Alopecia areata (AA) affects anagen hair follicles, resulting in non-scarring hair loss. Since introduced by Huang et al., superficial cryotherapy has been accepted as a considerable primary therapeutic modality for AA. The aim of this study was to objectively clarify the therapeutic efficacy and safety of superficial hypothermic cryotherapy for treatment of AA. Medical records of 353 patients from 1993 to 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. According to the response to the superficial cryotherapy, patients were categorized into four groups: "marked", "partial", "poor" and "no recovery"...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688465/linear-non-scarring-alopecia-of-the-scalp-a-rare-manifestation-of-lupus-panniculitis
#16
Sandhyarani Kshetrimayum, Nandakishore Thokchom, Vanlalhriatpuii Hmar
Alopecia in a linear pattern is very rare with only a few cases reported in the medical literature. We report a case of linear non scarring alopecia involving the scalp in a 17-year-old boy with a histological diagnosis of lupus panniculitis. We report this case because of its rarity and also the inclusion of this entity as one of the rare differential of non scarring alopecia.
September 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682637/primary-scalp-alopecia-new-histopathological-tools-new-concepts-and-a-practical-guide-to-diagnosis
#17
Athanassios Kolivras, Curtis Thompson
The diagnosis of primary scalp alopecia remains one of the most challenging fields in dermatopathology. In this review, we would like to connect the established classification of primary alopecia into scarring (cicatricial) and non-scarring (non-cicatricial) with current concepts. We introduce a simplified pathway for the diagnosis of the most common causes of alopecia, including a discussion of tissue processing techniques and use of immunohistochemistry.
September 28, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673728/the-genetic-basis-of-pigmentation-in-alopecia-areata
#18
Min Zheng, Yunqing Ren
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common hair loss disorder characterized by discrete, well demarcated areas of non-scarring terminal hair alopecia, with the calculated lifetime risk of ~2%. In past decades, linkage and GWA studies have implicated dozens of susceptibility genes/loci that are linked to the development of AA. Fischer et al performed a genome-wide CNV analysis of 585 AA patients and 1,340 controls in a European population. This is the first genome-wide study of CNV to be performed in AA samples, and the association finding in the MCHR2 gene region further underscores the potential role of pigmentation in AA development...
September 27, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673387/eccrine-duct-dilation-as-a-marker-of-cicatricial-alopecia
#19
Timothy Tan, Joan Guitart, Pedram Gerami, Pedram Yazdan
BACKGROUND: Eccrine duct dilation (EDD) and syringoma-like sweat duct proliferation have been described as reactive changes occurring in a variety of skin conditions. However, extensive evaluation of EDD in scalp biopsies performed for alopecia has not been performed. METHODS: We retrospectively examined 129 cases of cicatricial alopecia (lichen planopilaris, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, and discoid lupus erythematosus) and 130 cases of noncicatricial alopecias (androgenetic alopecia, telogen effluvium, and alopecia areata) for the presence of EDD...
September 26, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661430/a-new-subtype-of-lichen-planopilaris-affecting-vellus-hairs-and-clinically-mimicking-androgenetic-alopecia
#20
Ali Abbasi, Kambiz Kamyab-Hesari, Ramin Rabbani, Farzaneh Mollaee, Sheida Abbasi
BACKGROUND: Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a follicular variant of lichen planus. A new subtype of LPP mimicking androgenetic alopecia (AGA) may be misdiagnosed. Inappropriate medical therapy or hair transplantation may exacerbate this subtype. OBJECTIVE: To introduce clinicopathologic findings of a new subtype of LPP that selectively affects vellus hair in the pattern of AGA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 433 (66.6%) men and 217 (33...
October 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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