Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia.
Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia. Skin Therapy Lett. 2016 Jul;21(4):5-7 Authors: Holmes S Abstract Frontal fibrosing alopecia, described just over 20 years ago, has become one of the most frequently seen causes of scarring alopecia at many specialist hair clinics. Considered a clinical variant of lichen planopilaris (LPP), it has distinctive features and associations which distinguish it from LPP. Although largely affecting postmenopausal women, a small but increasing number of men and premenopausal women are affected. The spectrum of the disease has expanded from involvement of the frontal hairline and eyebrows, to potentially affecting the entire hairline, facial and body hair. Genetic and environmental factors have been implicated but the aetiology remains uncertain. A range of treatments have been used in management of the condition, but clinical trials are required to establish effectiveness. PMID: 27388531 [PubMed - in process]
Would we be better off working out indoors instead? Limiting time spent exercising on busy streets might be one way to reduce hair loss, according to research from South Korea.
In a recent study of 17 women, more than half experienced 'significant' hair regrowth within weeks of taking the drug, bicalutamide.
CONCLUSIONS: Cutaneous vasculopathy related to the skin, such as livedo reticularis and ulcers of torpid evolution due to cutaneous vasculopathy are extremely rare. Thus, it is necessary to include skin ulcers as one of the phenotypic manifestations of NF-1. PMID: 31730516 [PubMed - in process]
In conclusion, a significant positive association was revealed between AA and SSc. Further studies are necessary to establish these findings in other study populations and to elucidate the mechanism underlying this association. Awareness of SSc may be of importance for physicians trea ting patients with AA, and screening for SSc in patients with relevant symptoms may be considered.
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Authors: Gupta AK, Carviel JL Abstract Background: Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease that can result in spontaneous hair loss. Currently, there is no US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment, however new treatments are being investigated. Excimer laser and excimer lamp treatment have been suggested and have the benefit of mild/few adverse effects.Methods: A literature search and meta-analysis was performed to investigate the efficacy of the excimer laser and lamp for treatment of AA. Results: No controlled trials were found which utilized the 308-nm excimer lamp. Four controlled trials (...
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Xin Zeng, Yuan-jie Xie, Ya-ting Liu, Shuang-lian Long, Zhong-cheng MoAbstractPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex and heterogeneous endocrine disease characterized by clinical or laboratorial hyperandrogenism, oligo-anovulation and metabolic abnormalities, including insulin resistance, excessive weight or obesity, type II diabetes, dyslipidemia and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The most significant clinical manifestation of PCOS is hyperandrogenism. Excess androgen profoundly affects granulosa cell function and...
Accutane, a drug that helps treat severe acne, contains isotretinoin. Isotretinoin may cause side effects, including hair loss. Learn more about why Accutane may cause hair loss, and some ways to counter it, here.