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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64-66

Nail involvement in frontal fibrosing alopecia


1 Ruben David Azulay Dermatology Institute, Santa Casa da Misericordia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases, Zurich Wallisellen, Switzerland

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Ralph Michel Treb
Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases, Bahnhofplatz 1A, CH-8304 Wallisellen
Switzerland
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A case of frontal fibrosing alopecia with nail involvement is presented. Nail involvement provides evidence for underlying lichen planus, and that the disease represents a rather generalized than localized process. Favorable response of the scalp condition to oral dutasteride points to an inflammatory reaction on the background of androgenetic alopecia.


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