lichen planopilaris

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia Presenting as Androgenetic Alopecia in an African American Woman
African American Woman with frontal fibrosis alopecia
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a primary lymphocytic cicatricial alopecia that is currently regarded as a variant of lichen planopilaris. FFA has historically been considered rare in black patients, in whom traction alopecia, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, and androgenetic alopecia are frequently assumed to be more common. JDD author Kimberly Huerth, MD, ME describes a case of FFA …
JDD December Issue Highlights
JDD December 2019
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Spectroscopic data and immunohistochemistry indicate an effect of PLE in Oral Polypodium Leucotomos Extract and Its Impact on Visible Light-Induced Pigmentation in Human Subject.   Authors review available information as well as recent recommendations for treatment in Truncal Acne: A Neglected Entity.   An expert panel of physicians involved in the care of patients with DM exploresDM-associa …
Hydroxychloroquine Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Hydroxychloroquine Cheat Sheet
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Welcome back to another installment of Therapeutic Cheat Sheet – the series where we break down complex therapeutics into an easy-to-use reference.  This month, we turn our focus to hydroxychloroquine and other antimalarials. While this versatile class of drugs has been in use for decades, recent updates to monitoring recommendations have made their use easier than before. Here’s what you ne …
Primary Cicatricial Alopecias in Black Women
Alopecia
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
Hair Apparent: A Multi-Part Series on Hair Disorders - Part II If you missed Part I, click here. Dermatology residents from throughout the Washington DC area recently convened at the Georgetown University MedStar Washington Hospital Center Hair Disorders Symposium, where distinguished experts in the field of hair disorders discussed the evaluation, work-up, and treatment of a wide variety of a …