Frontal fibrosing alopecia in a male presenting with sideburn loss

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Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a cicatricial alopecia that affects mainly postmenopausal women. It is typically characterized by recession of frontotemporal hairline. Hair loss of eyebrows, eyelashes, axillae, limbs, and pubic area may be observed. Here, we describe a case of FFA in a male patient presenting with only localized loss of sideburns. Skin biopsy findings were consistent with lichen planopilaris. To our knowledge, this is the only reported case of FFA patient with only localized loss of sideburns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-73
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Trichology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015



  • Frontal fibrosing alopecia
  • lichen planopilaris
  • sideburn loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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