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MULINARI-BRENNER, Fabiane; ROSAS, Fernanda Manfron; SATO, Maurício Shigueru and WERNER, Betina. Frontal fibrosing alopecia: report of six cases. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2007, vol.82, n.5, pp. 439-444. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962007000500007.
Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a progressive cicatricial alopecia. The first cases were described in Australia in postmenopausal women, in 1994. Since then, numerous cases were reported, suggesting that frontal fibrosing alopecia is more prevalent than initially thought. Its progressive course in postmenopausal women, clinically resembles androgenetic alopecia; however, histologically, lichenoid infiltrate is evident. This article report six brazilian cases of frontal fibrosing alopecia and discusses them in the context of cicatricial alopecias, as a variant of lichen planopilaris.
Keywords : Alopecia; Atrophy; Hair; Lichen planus; Menopause.