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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

Print version ISSN 0365-0596On-line version ISSN 1806-4841

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FURLAN, Karina Colossi; KAKIZAKI, Priscila; CHARTUNI, Juliana Cabral Nunes  and  VALENTE, Neusa Yuriko Sakai. Frontal fibrosing alopecia in association with Sjögren's syndrome: more than a simple coincidence. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2016, vol.91, n.5, suppl.1, pp.14-16. ISSN 0365-0596.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20164526.

Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a distinctive form of scarring alopecia considered to be a clinical variant of lichen planopilaris. It predominantly occurs in postmenopausal women and has a slowly progressive course. It was first described by Kossard in 1994. Since then the number of reported cases has increased significantly. Coexistence of frontal fibrosing alopecia and autoimmune disorders - such as discoid erythematosus lupus and Sjögren's syndrome - may suggest a common pathogenic background among the diseases.

Keywords : Alopecia; Autoimmunity; Discoid lupus erythematosus; Lichen planus; Sjögren's Syndrome.

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