Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2023, Vol. 56 ›› Issue (10): 973-977.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20210043

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Frontal fibrosing alopecia

Li Yuqian1, Zhu Qilin1, Zhu Jing1, Chen Qitao1, Li Zhongming1, Xu Wenrong1, Du Xufeng1, Fan Weixin2   

  1. 1Department of Dermatology, The Affiliated Wuxi People′s Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Wuxi 214000, Jiangsu, China; 2Department of Dermatology and Venereology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, China
  • Received:2021-01-19 Revised:2021-09-17 Online:2023-10-15 Published:2023-10-08
  • Contact: Du Xufeng
  • Supported by:
    Wuxi Taihu High-level Talent Training Program(HB2020011); Wuxi Health Commission Scientific Research Project (M202025)

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a primary lymphocytic cicatricial alopecia, and generally considered to be a subtype of lichen planopilaris due to similar histopathological changes. Its etiology is still unclear. With the deepening of research on this disease, more and more cases of frontal fibrosing alopecia have been reported in China and other countries. This review summarizes research progress in pathogenesis, clinical and pathological characteristics, and treatment of frontal fibrosing alopecia.

Key words: Alopecia, Lichen planus, Cicatrix, Frontal fibrosing alopecia, Lichen planopilaris