Alopecia in Epidermolysis Bullosa

Antonella Tosti, Bruna Duque-Estrada, Dédée F F. Murrell

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Hair abnormalities observed in epidermolysis bullosa (EB) are of variable severity and include mild hair shaft abnormalities, patchy cicatricial alopecia, cicatricial alopecia with a male pattern distribution, and alopecia universalis. Alopecia is usually secondary to blistering, and scalp areas more exposed to friction, such as the occipital area, are involved more frequently. This article reviews the hair abnormalities reported in the different subtypes of EB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-169
Number of pages5
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Alopecia
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Hair loss
  • Scalp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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