Scarring alopecia: clinical and pathologic study of 54 African‐American women

  title={Scarring alopecia: clinical and pathologic study of 54 African‐American women},
  author={Judy H. Borovicka and Lorna Thomas and C Prince and Darius Mehregan},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
Background  Cicatricial or scarring alopecia results in the destruction of hair follicles and is a significant cosmetic concern in African‐American women. 

Prospective histologic examinations in patients who practice traumatic hairstyling

Clinical and histologic findings in patients without clinical alopecia who use chemical and/or thermal straighteners are evaluated to determine whether follicular damage is evidenced histologically.

Autoimmune disease and hair loss.

Traction alopecia: A neglected entity in 2017

There are some new examination findings associated with traction alopecia, which are traction folliculitis, the fringe sign and hair casts on dermatoscopy, which may prove key in prompting early specialist referral.

Primary cicatricial alopecia profile in Chilean population: a retrospective study

Frequency of primary cicatricial alopecia types according to gender in Chilean patients found that the lymphocytic PCA group was the most frequent, and women were affected at an older age than men, but only in CLLP, chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CCLE), and FAPD was this statistically significant.

Primary Lymphocytic Cicatricial Alopecia: A Retrospective Analysis of 36 Patients

The hair follicle is targeted and damaged mainly in primary CAs, but the primary event in secondary CAs is cutaneous, and when cutaneous inflammation involves the hair follicles, the follicles are damaged; in other words, they are not specifically folliculocentric.

Dermatologic conditions in skin of color: part II. Disorders occurring predominately in skin of color.

Several skin conditions are more common in persons with skin of color, including dermatosis papulosa nigra, pseudofolliculitis barbae, acne keloidalis nuchae, and keloids, and better patient education, with early diagnosis and treatment, often leads to better outcomes.

Disorders of the Scalp and Hair

Human hair my show different shapes: The hair shaft may be straight in Asians or curly in Negroid populations, in contrast to the straight and wavy hair of Caucasians. The short curly hair of

Altered Serum Micronutrient Levels in Female Alopecia Subjects with History of Prolonged Use of Cap/Scarf

The result of this study suggests that altered serum levels of micronutrients and total protein may exist in individuals who may have cap\scarf- induced alopecia.

Tropendermatologisch relevante Erkrankungen der Kopfhaut

People whose ancestors came from tropical regions present specific structural characteristics of their skin and hair, including the scalp region, which may lead to an enhanced sensitivity against certain dermatological diseases, either of autoimmune, chronic inflammatory, infectious, or of mechanical origin.



Hot comb alopecia.

An irreversible alopecia of the scalp occurs in Negro women who straighten their hair with hot combs. The disease is common and distinctive, clinically and histopathologically. The hair loss is

Chemically induced cosmetic alopecia

Histology shows a pattern of fibrosis and inflammation characteristic of the physical damage seen with other cosmetic procedures, distinguishable from other non‐cosmetic causes of scarring alopecia.

Hairdressing is associated with scalp disease in African schoolchildren

This study highlights the need to understand more fully the role of environmental factors in the development of hairstyles and the role that these factors play in the appearance of baldness.

Hair and scalp disorders in blacks.

Hair and scalp disorders in blacks and the properties of hair in blacks that make it behave differently are described and treatment modalities for these disorders are reviewed.

Hair and scalp disorders in blacks.

Hair and scalp disorders in blacks and the properties of hair in blacks that make it behave differently are described and treatment modalities for these disorders are reviewed.

Medical and surgical therapies for alopecias in black women

The purpose of the present article is to educate the dermatologist on all aspects of therapy for hair loss in black women, including not only a discussion of the main medical and surgical therapies but also an overview of ethnic hair cosmetics, specific suggestions for alterations of hair‐care practices, and recommendations for patient education and compliance.

The follicular degeneration syndrome in black patients. 'Hot comb alopecia' revisited and revised.

The term follicular degeneration syndrome (FDS) is proposed for this clinically and histologically distinct form of scarring alopecia and it remains unclear whether the use of any of a variety of hair care products and techniques plays a role in the pathogenesis of this condition.

Ethnic hair update: past and present.

  • A. McMichael
  • Medicine
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • 2003
Many of the common hair-care practices of African Americans and how they affect patients' health are described, with a specific focus on inflammatory disorders that result in significant pigmentation alteration or scarring.

Follicular degeneration syndrome in men.

Follicular degeneration syndrome is a common form of scarring alopecia in black men, just as it is in black women, and the histologic features in men are identical to those in women.