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Scarring alopecia

Scarring alopecia: Introduction

Scarring alopecia: Scarring alopecia refers to hair loss associated with fibrosis and scar tissue that replaces and often permanently destroys the hair follicle. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Scarring alopecia is available below.

Symptoms of Scarring alopecia

  • Hair loss - may be slow or rapid and can involve varying amounts of the scalp
  • Scarring of scalp where hair loss occurs
  • Itching may be associated with hair loss
  • Burning sensation may be associated with hair loss
  • Pain may be associated with hair loss
  • more symptoms...»

Wrongly Diagnosed with Scarring alopecia?

Causes of Scarring alopecia

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Misdiagnosis and Scarring alopecia

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia totalis. more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some of the overlooked hair/scalp conditions include more »

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Scarring alopecia

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  1. Scarring alopecia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis

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