Frontal fibrosing alopecia in a 46-year-old man.


Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a scarring alopecia thatis characterized by recession of the frontotemporalhairline with the frequent loss of eyebrows. Itpredominantly affects postmenopausal womenand only rarely affects men. We report the caseof a 46-year-old man with a ten-year history of anerythematous patch with perifollicular erythemaat the superior aspect of the forehead andfrontotemporal hairline. A skin biopsy specimenshowed a perivascular, lymphocytic infiltrate withperiinfundibular fibrosis. These findings establisheda diagnosis of frontal fibrosing alopecia. Thepathogenesis of this condition is poorly understoodbut may be hormonally-mediated.

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@article{White2016FrontalFA, title={Frontal fibrosing alopecia in a 46-year-old man.}, author={Forrest N White and Shields Callahan and Randie H. Kim and Shane A. Meehan and Jennifer Stein}, journal={Dermatology online journal}, year={2016}, volume={22 12} }