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Scarring Alopecia of the Sideburns: A Unique Presentation of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia in Men

Preethi Ramaswamy, MD; Gary Mendese, MD; Lynne J. Goldberg, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(9):1095-1096. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2012.848.
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Correspondence: Dr Goldberg, Department of Dermatology, Section of Dermatopathology, Boston University School of Medicine, 609 Albany St, Boston, MA 02118 (lynngold@bu.edu).

Financial Disclosure: None reported.

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Figure 1. Clinical photographs of patient 1 (A) and patient 2 (B), exhibiting complete loss of sideburn hair and recession of frontal hairline. Note the lack of inflammation.

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Figure 2. Histopathologic photograph showing active lymphocytic scarring alopecia. Note the thinning of follicular epithelium, a lichenoid perifollicular lymphocytic infiltrate, and loss of sebaceous glands (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification ×20).




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