Diseases on Hair Follicles Leading to Hair Loss Part II: Scarring Alopecias

Katharina Wiedemeyer; Wolf-Berhard Schill, MD; Christoph Löser, MD


Skinmed. 2004;3(5) 

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Pseudopelade of Brocq

Typical characteristics of pseudopelade are few, irregular shaped, depressed, hairless patches usually located in the vertex region. The patches appear atrophic without any signs of acute inflammation. The follicle orifices are missing (Figure 4). The clinical picture is applicable for numerous alopecias of different etiologies in their end stages.[13,14] Pseudopelade remains a diagnosis of exclusion.

Pseudopelade of Brocq: Irregular shaped, depressed, hairless patch with visible scarring and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Follicle orifices are missing.


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