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  • frontal fibrosin
  • Even though this "fringe sign" is considered a useful clinical marker of this condition, cases of frontal fibrosing alopecia presenting with an unusual retention of the hairline (pseudo-fringe sign) have been described. (wikipedia.org)
  • Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia is the frontotemporal hairline recession and eyebrow loss in postmenopausal women that is associated with perifollicular erythema, especially along the hairline. (wikipedia.org)
  • Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia has been most often reported in post-menopausal women with higher levels of affluence and a negative smoking history. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although the pathogenesis of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia is poorly understood, autoimmune reaction and hormonal factors may play a role. (wikipedia.org)
  • In one study, the use of anti-androgens (finasteride or dutasteride) was associated with improvement in 47% and stabilization in 53% of patients Recently, successful treatment of facial papules in patients with frontal fibrosing alopecia was described with oral isotretinoin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Macdonald A, Clark C, Holmes S. Frontal fibrosing alopecia: a review of 60 cases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Banka N, Mubki T, Bunagan MJ, Mcelwee K, Shapiro J. Frontal fibrosing alopecia: a retrospective clinical review of 62 patients with treatment outcome and long-term follow-up. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pirmez R, Donati A, Valente NS, Sodré CT, Tosti A. Glabellar red dots in frontal fibrosing alopecia: a further clinical sign of vellus follicle involvement. (wikipedia.org)
  • Depression of the frontal veins: A new clinical sign of frontal fibrosing alopecia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pirmez R, Duque-Estrada B, Donati A, Campos-do-Carmo G, Valente NS, Romiti R, Sodré CT, Tosti A. Clinical and dermoscopic features of lichen planus pigmentosus in 37 patients with frontal fibrosing alopecia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Frontal fibrosing alopecia: a multicenter review of 355 patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pirmez R, Duque-Estrada B, Barreto T, Quintella DC, Cuzzi T. Successful Treatment of Facial Papules in Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia with Oral Isotretinoin. (wikipedia.org)
  • baldness
  • Alopecia areata , a fairly common disorder of unknown cause characterized by sharply outlined patches of sudden complete baldness, is also usually temporary. (britannica.com)
  • Psychogenic alopecia, also called over-grooming or psychological baldness, is a compulsive behavior that affects domestic cats. (wikipedia.org)
  • hairs
  • In alopecia areata, trichoscopy shows regularly distributed "yellow dots" (hyperkeratotic plugs), small exclamation-mark hairs, and "black dots" (destroyed hairs in the hair follicle opening). (wikipedia.org)
  • genetic
  • Strong evidence of genetic association with increased risk for alopecia areata was found by studying families with two or more affected members. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition, alopecia areata shares genetic risk factors with other autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis , type 1 diabetes , and celiac disease . (wikipedia.org)
  • Genetic factors may contribute to AU as approximately 20% of those affected have a family member with alopecia. (wikipedia.org)
  • susceptible
  • It was only recently after ongoing episodic thrush outbreaks and further study have I read that due to my immune disorder (alopecia) that I am more susceptible to thrush outbreaks. (medhelp.org)
  • cause
  • A possible leading cause to Alopecia Areata would be stress, as it can impact the body and cause-specific nourishing cells to die and lead to the immune system turning against specific cells and parts of your body, including your hair follicles. (thebarbr.com)
  • There are all sorts of things that could cause Alopecia Areata. (thebarbr.com)
  • Alopecia can cause emotional distress, but using a wig or shaving the head can ease these difficulties. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Ferret adrenal disease is extremely common and is the most common cause of alopecia in ferrets, typically affecting middle-aged specimens between three and seven years old. (wikipedia.org)
  • In rabbits, dermatophytosis is a prime cause of alopecia in young, newly weaned specimens. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dermatophytosis as a cause of alopecia is common in cats, too, and in long-haired varieties, dermatophytic pseudomycetomas may be to blame. (wikipedia.org)
  • cases
  • In cases of alopecia areata, hair will tend to pull out more easily along the edge of the patch where the follicles are already being attacked by the body's immune system than away from the patch where they are still healthy. (wikipedia.org)
  • common
  • Canine pinnal alopecia is most common in dachshunds, but others, such as Chihuahuas, Boston terriers, whippets and Italian greyhounds, may also be vulnerable. (wikipedia.org)