Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

What is Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia?

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia is patterned hair loss at the frontal scalp near the hair margin that often scars.

Who gets Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia?

It is most commonly observed in women in their 50s and 60s. However, the incidence is increasing and all ages and ethnic groups can be affected.

What causes Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia?

The cause is unknown but is it postulated that genetics and environmental factors play a role.

How is Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia diagnosed?

It presents as a uniform band-like zone of hair loss along the front and sides of the hairline. Redness around the hair follicles is often present. Loss of eyebrows is common in up to 90-95% of patients and often precedes hair loss on the scalp. Patients may also experience loss of body hairs and new-onset facial bumps.

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