Trichoscopic Features of Linear Morphea on the Scalp

David Saceda-Corralo, Antonella Tosti

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Abstract

Linear scleroderma en coup de sabre (LSCS) is the most common form of morphea on the scalp and its trichoscopic features have not been described yet. We report 2 adult women with LSCS with distinct dermoscopic findings. They both had an atrophic well-defined linear patch of alopecia on the frontotemporal scalp. Dermoscopy showed loss of follicular openings on a whitish skin surface; scattered black dots, broken hairs, and pili torti; and short thick linear and branching tortuous vessels on the periphery of the lesion. Pathology confirmed the diagnosis of LSCS in the 2 cases. This description of dermoscopic features in LSCS on the scalp may help in the early diagnosis of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-33
Number of pages3
JournalSkin Appendage Disorders
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Alopecia
  • Cicatricial alopecia
  • Dermoscopy
  • Linear scleroderma en coup de sabre
  • Pili torti
  • Scarring alopecia
  • Scleroderma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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