A histologic review of 27 patients with lichen planopilaris.

@article{Tandon2008AHR,
  title={A histologic review of 27 patients with lichen planopilaris.},
  author={Yasmeen K Tandon and Najwa Somani and Nathaniel C Cevasco and Wilma Fowler Bergfeld},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={91-8}
}
BACKGROUND Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a potential trichologic emergency that can result in permanent scarring alopecia. Histopathology is a key component of the diagnostic work-up. OBJECTIVE To identify the key histologic features that characterize LPP in order to facilitate diagnosis, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes. METHODS Scalp biopsy specimens from 27 confirmed cases of LPP were reviewed in a blinded fashion to determine diagnostically helpful histologic features… CONTINUE READING

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