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Medical Term:

scarring alopecia

 

Definition: alopecia in which hair follicles are irreversibly destroyed by scarring processes including trauma, burns, lupus erythematosus, lichen planopilaris, scleroderma, folliculitis decalvans, or of uncertain cause (pseudopelade).

Synonym(s): cicatricial alopecia

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