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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-31

Keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans: A rare cause of scarring alopecia in two young Indian girls


1 Department of Pathology, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Consultant Dermatologist, Skin Care Clinic, Pollachi, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Uma G Maheswari
Department of Pathology, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Peelamedu, Coimbatore - 641 004, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.114713

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Keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans (KFSD) is an X-linked xenodermatosis characterized by scarring alopecia and follicular hyperkeratosis. This condition mainly affects males with females being carriers and will have milder symptoms. We present two sisters with severe form of KFSD, progressing to scarring alopecia.


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