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Lichen Planopilaris

associated with a group of scalp diseases that cause localised hair loss called « scarring alopecia ». It damages  the hair follicles on the scalp that can be detected by skin biopsy. Early stage diagnosis can prevent permanent scarring alopecia.
If no inflammatory activity caused by the disease is noticeable, a (test) hair transplant can be considered in order to make an estimate of the viability of the transplanted grafts.

Ludwig Scale

scale commonly used for classifying feminine hair loss


is a systemic chronic auto-immune disease, affecting connective tissues in several organs- , that manifests itself in different ways depending on the individual. The associated adjective is lupous.

Synonyms - systemic lupus erythematosus

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