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Title: Familial frontal fibrosing alopecia treated with dutasteride, minoxidil and artificial hair transplantation.
Epworth Authors: Sinclair, Rodney
Other Authors: Cranwell, William
Keywords: Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
Hair Loss
Female Hairline Recession
Artificial Hair Transplantation
Implant Folliculitis
Head & Neck Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Chair of Dermatology, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Australas J Dermatol. 2016 Jun 7.
Abstract: A 46-year-old premenopausal woman presented with familial frontal fibrosis alopecia affecting the temples bilaterally. The diagnosis was confirmed histologically. Her past history included rheumatoid arthritis treated with hydroxychloroquine 400 mg daily and methotrexate 20 mg weekly. Serial intralesional injections of triamcinolone did not limit the progression of hair loss. Treatment with dutasteride 0.1 mg daily and minoxidil 1 mg daily stabilised hair loss and artificial fibre hair transplantation initially led to a satisfactory cosmetic outcome. Unfortunately, the patient developed implant folliculitis uncontrolled by antibiotics, necessitating the removal of the fibres 12 months post-transplantation.
DOI: DOI: 10.1111/ajd.12499
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ISSN: 1440-0960
Journal Title: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of Dermatology, Sinclair Dermatology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Case Reports
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