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Frontal fibrosing alopecia and lichen planus pigmentosus in an African female

Authors: Antoninette Vanessa Chateau BSc, MBChB, DCH, FcDerm, MMedSci and Prof Ncoza Cordelia Dlova,MBChB, FCDer., PhD


A 47 yr old black female of African descent presented
with a one-year history of hair loss involving the frontotemporal hairline . This was preceded by a 6-month history of hyperpigmentation of the face and other sun exposed areas such as the arms and v-neck line. There was
no history of using chemical hair straighteners, drugs, contact
dermatitis, lupus or HIV infection.



Chateau, AV. (2017). Frontal fibrosing alopecia and lichen planus pigmentosus in an African female. Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society, 26(2), 86-87.



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