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Cicatricial Alopecia

Fu, Jennifer M.; Price, Vera H.

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association: May-June 2010 - Volume 2 - Issue 3 - p 118-122
doi: 10.1097/JDN.0b013e3181e0d4bb
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ABSTRACT: The cicatricial alopecias are characterized by permanent hair loss and often significant discomfort. They represent the last frontier of hair disorders. With the proper tools, the astute clinician can make an accurate diagnosis and successfully manage this group of challenging diseases.

Jennifer M. Fu, MD, Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

Vera H. Price, MD, FRCP(C), Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

There are no financial disclosures or conflicts of interest to report.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Jennifer M. Fu, MD, Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94115. E-mail: jfu@solderm.com

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